L414 Charlton-on-Otmoor 5 July 1991

L414 (51350, 59502 & 51392) trundles along the former LMS Cambridge to Oxford line at Charlton-on-Otmoor on 5 July 1991 with the 2C35 11:51 Bicester Town to Oxford Network SouthEast service. This location has changed out of all recognition since this picture was taken. What was then a sleepy backwater, with just a few freight trains, and the infrequent Oxford to Bicester DMU shuttle, has now been transformed into a highly engineered mainline with a soon to be instigated intensive passenger service. Gone is the vintage bullhead track, to be replaced by double track, with some major engineering works, including several new bridges.