L404 Kingham 18 June 1989

Class 117s had effectively been ousted from the Cotswold Line in 1988 by the arrival of the Class 155 Sprinters. It was therefore a surprise to see L404 (51379, 59489 & 51337) back on its old stamping ground on 18 June 1989. There was obviously a problem with the rostered 155, as L404 was noted working the 15:20 Great Malvern to Oxford service, running an hour late. It had managed to half that late running by the time it arrived back at Kingham with the 17:30 Oxford to Great Malvern return working, but obviously in the hurry to regain some lost time, changing the destination blind had been forgotten!