L400 Oxford (Walton Well Road) 13 May 1989

L400 (51374, 59484 & 51332) passes Walton Well Road, Oxford, on 13 May 1989 with the 2C19 07:59 Bicester Town to Oxford Network SouthEast service. This was the first time that I saw this particular unit sporting its new NSE livery, which judging by the clean condition (especially of the roof) hadn't long been applied. Nowadays this train would use the relief line on the extreme right, therefore completely keeping clear of the main line. As Oxford North Junction is located just past Aristotle Lane footbridge in the background, I'm surprised it took them another two decades after this picture was taken to implement this simple improvement.