L202 Bletchingdon 17 August 1988

A rural scene that is now nearer to the days of steam than to the modern railway. Not only have Metro Cammell DMUs long since disappeared from the national network, but that other hang over from the 1960s, the lineside domestic coal yard is also very nearly a thing of the past. On 17 August 1988 the yard on the site of Bletchingdon station still has a good selection of various types of coal on offer. L202 (51225 & 54372) passes by with the 2C55 17:12 Banbury to Oxford Network SouthEast service. This was guaranteed to be a Class 101 unit, and in fact the working timetable even stated: 'Special timings - worked by Class 101 DMU'.