L210 Wolvercote Junction 29 August 1991

L210 (53083 & 54381) approaches Wolvercote Junction on 29 August 1991 with what is presumably the 1F44 17:20 Paddington to Banbury Network SouthEast service. I say presumably, as this was supposed to be a loco hauled service. Possibly a last minute substitution, which may explain the slightly late running. The unit is a Class 116/101 hybrid, one of a number of bizarre lash ups that occurred on the Western Region during the last days of the heritage DMU fleet. The leading vehicle (53083) was formerly part of Cardiff's set C307, whilst the rear Class 101 54381 had recently been transferred in from Bletchley. 53083 had earlier been partnered with 54289.