L411 Chilson 23 March 1982

The driver of L411 (51388, 59498 & 51346) rolls a cigarette, as the unit passes Chilson on 23 March 1982 with the 2A79 07:50 Moreton-in-Marsh to Oxford service, although the destination blind has other ideas! Although colour light signals had been installed as far as Ascott-under-Wychwood in 1973, the steam age telegraph poles survived here for a number of years, although by 1982 they had been felled. Several of them can be seen lying in the grass by the side of the line.