L405 Hinksey 14 June 1983

Shortly after sunrise on 14 June 1983, L405 (51340, 59491 & 51381) passes Hinksey Yard with the 2A35 05:50 Oxford to Paddington service. Early bird travellers on this train had a much better deal on a weekday, as the train completed the journey thirteen minutes quicker than it did on a Saturday. This was not due to additional stops being made at the weekend, but rather to the additional ten minutes wait at Reading, due presumably to some pathing requirement, but obviously very frustrating if you were waiting to get to London!