L403 & L289 Chinnor 11 June 1988

A scene that is now history. Chinnor cement works in the background has now been demolished, and the former Chinnor station has been rebuilt near the passing loop in the middle distance, as the route is now a preserved line operated by the Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway. On 11 June 1988, when the branch was still open for coal traffic to the cement works, L403 (51336, 59488 & 51378) & Class 121 trailer 289 (54289) leave the site with the RCTS 'Chinnor Railtour', which also visited the Brentford GLC Refuse Transfer branch and the Morris Cowley line at Oxford. Strangely, the two unpowered vehicles here (the Class 117 centre car and the Class 121 trailer) have survived, whilst both DMU power cars have been scrapped.