C823 Kingham 16 October 1983

A historic 1980s view of Kingham station, from a viewpoint that is no longer possible due to the rapid growth of those innocuous looking ash tree 'bushes' in the foreground. Also, trees on the other platform now virtually screen off the old Banbury and Cheltenham line platforms, that can clearly be seen here. C823 (51505, 59082 & 51511) calls with the late running 2A81 16:00 Worcester Shrub Hill to Oxford on 16 October 1983. Class 101s were far less common on the Cotswold Line than Class 117s & 119s, although this particular unit did put in numerous appearances.