L413 Ascott-under-Wychwood 2 January 1983

L413 (51349, 59501 & 51391) comes off the double track section of the Cotswold Line at Ascott-under-Wychwood on 2 January 1983 with the 2A75 09:32 Worcester Shrub Hill to Reading service. At this time the Cotswold Line was a relative backwater, with low passengers numbers and the sparse train service principally operated by these DMUs. Few could have foreseen the dramatic increases in passengers numbers in the following decades.