L402 Yarnton Junction (site of) 15 April 1983

L402 (51377, 59487 & 51335) has just passed the site of Yarnton Junction on 15 April 1983, and is heading up the Cotswold Line with the 2B60 16:33 Reading to Moreton-in-Marsh service. An idea of just how remote Yarnton Junction station was can be gauged from this view, as in the 1980s the area was relatively clear of trees. The Scots pines in the background mark the site of the station, and it is immediately apparent that there are no buildings anywhere near it. The station was purely an interchange point for the Fairford Branch, the route of which diverged to the right on the far side of the long grass behind the electricity pole.