L401 & L423 Bicester Town 2 May 1992

L401 (51333, 59485 & 51375) & L423 (51361, 59513 & 51399) approach Bicester Town station with the Oxon & Bucks Rail Action Committee 07:00 Oxford to Spalding (via Fenny Stratford and Bedford) special on 2 May 1992. In addition to a day out which took a pair of Class 117s well away from their home territory, this train was run to highlight the possibility of reopening the Oxford to Milton Keynes line for through passenger services. Finding a clear viewpoint that shows the whole train at 07:20 in the morning on the Oxford to Bicester line is not as easy as it would seem, and although this location from the then newly completed A41 Bicester southern bypass does provide an excellent position, it does unfortunately include Bicester sewage works in the background!