L402 & L420 Bicester Town 9 May 1987

L402 (51335, 51377, 59487 & 51335) & L420 (51400, 59510 & 51358) arrive at Bicester Town on 9 May 1987 with the inaugural Network SouthEast service from Oxford. After being a freight only line for two decades, this was the start of the passenger renaissance on this line, which now sees a half hourly service to London via the Chiltern Line, something that would have not seemed at all likely back in 1987. Note the wood yard on the right, totally unfenced, and right next to the running line!