975023 & C820 Evenlode 20 June 1987

Strange goings on at Evenlode (between Kingham and Moreton-in-Marsh) on 20 June 1987. For some unexplained reason departmental Class 122 55001 (TDB975023 or L101) has been added to the front of Class 101 C820 (51500, 59093 & 51512) to work the 14:22 Oxford to Hereford service. As 55001 entered departmental use as long ago as 1969 its appearance on this passenger working is certainly noteworthy. Unfortunately the weather was very poor. Class 122s were very rare on the Cotswold Line and indeed Class 101s weren't that common either. The cow seems unimpressed though!