L403 Chilson 13 December 1986

Soft early morning winter light at Chilson on 13 December 1986. L403 (51378, 59488 & 51336) works the 2B52 09:23 Oxford to Hereford Network SouthEast service. Unfortunately this wide open view, with the village of Chadlington clearly visible in the background, is a thing of the past. Virtually no lineside bush clearance was done here with the reinstatement of double track, and therefore this location is now totally obscured by vegetation. So bad is it that one bush appears to be shaped in outline by the passage of trains!