L409 Chilson 26 April 1986

L409 (51386, 59496 & 51344) runs over newly laid track at Chilson on 26 April 1986 with the 2B52 09:23 Oxford to Hereford service. This is yet another case of a completely useless destination being displayed. Not only is it going the wrong way for Didcot to be the destination, but it hasn't even come from there! A similar viewpoint to this three decades later would consist primarily of bushes, and virtually no railway! The almost completely clear grassy banks seen here have been replaced by a thicket of vegetation, that due to Network Rail's utter neglect, has become almost shaped to the loading gauge by the passing trains!