D1015 Islip 14 December 2013

D1015 Western Champion rounds the curve at Islip on 14 December 2013 with the Pathfinder Tours 1Z52 07:01 Crewe to Quainton Road 'Maybach Meanderer' railtour. I particularly wanted a picture of this train on the Oxford to Bicester line, as the vintage branch line like atmosphere of the line, with a single track of bullhead rail, will soon be replaced by a modern double track overhead electrified railway, making this view historic. There has already been a change in this viewpoint since September, as the former WW2 grain silo which used to be visible in the background of this view has been demolished.