L407 Shipton 12 June 1982

L407 (51384, 59494 & 51342) arrives at Shipton station on 12 June 1982 with the Cotswold Line Promotion Group's Oxford to Matlock 'Cotswold - Derwent Special'. This was the second of the CLPG's very successful railtours, and while the sight of a Class 117 unit stopping at Shipton was commonplace at the time, the same could certainly not be said of Matlock! The diminutive waiting shelter with its slightly over the top awning disappeared shortly after this photo was taken, as did the GWR concrete nameboard posts. Although impossible to see from this angle, the one on the left still retained the large 'Shipton for Burford' sign at this time.