Islip 21 April 2015

The upgrading of the Oxford to Bicester line is completely transforming what was once a sleepy backwater, with just a few trains each day. The reconstruction work is to a very high standard, with renewal of the trackbed, and numerous associated earthworks. This is the view south from Islip on 21 April 2015, with the bridge replacement for the former Mill Lane crossing in the background. Such is the extent of the work, that the only real clue that this view is the same as where I pictured D1015 Western Champion in 2013 is the tree in the centre of the picture!