L400 Oxford 11 July 1984

L400 (51374, 59484 & 51332) makes a typically smoky departure from Oxford station on 11 July 1984 with the 2A35 09:20 Oxford to Paddington service. The non stop loco hauled trains of this era did in the Oxford to London trip in well under an hour, but if you had opted for this train, the journey would have taken double that! At 1 hour 59 minutes, this was possibly the slowest way to get to London, calling at all stations en-route.