L412 Hinksey 8 February 1986

On a bitterly cold 8 February 1986, L412 (51347, 59499 & 51389) passes the site of Hinksey North signal box at the north end of Hinksey Yard, near Oxford with the 2A62 09:01 Paddington to Oxford 'all stations' service, while in the background L416 (51353, 59505 & 51395) heads towards the capital with the 2A87 10:15 Moreton-in-Marsh to Paddington service, also an 'all stations' train. It is worth noting that despite the atrocious weather both these trains were running exactly to time, something which is very unlikely to happen on today's railway in such conditions! Note the crudely applied spot welded panel on the former headcode box on the front of L412.