L409 Didcot 31 July 1992

An interesting historic DMU view at Didcot on 31 July 1992, showing two Class 117 sets, both unusually running as two car units. This was at the very end of the Class 117's domination of the Thames Valley services out of Paddington, with the then new Class 165s rapidly taking over. L409 (51386 & 51344) pulls out of the station with the 2C60 17:05 Reading to Oxford Network SouthEast service, whilst directly behind it, L411 (51388 & 51346) arrives with the 2C57 17:22 Oxford to Reading. Note how L409 is displaying Reading, instead of Oxford on its destination blind. 47323 is parked in the yard, with the Great Western Society's Didcot Railway Centre in the background.