L406 Shottesbrooke 5 September 1992

Even during their final months in the Thames Valley someone obviously cared enough to authorize the repainting of a number of Class 117 units. L406 (51383, 59493 & 51341) ambles along the relief line at Shottesbrooke with the 10:12 Reading to Paddington Network SouthEast service on 5 September 1992. By this date Class 165 Turbo units were rapidly being introduced to replace these elderly Pressed Steel units which had held sway on the route since the early 1960s.