L415 Kingham 8 May 1987

A picture that for me suns up the Cotswold Line in the 1980s. L415 (51351, 59503 & 51393) leaves Kingham station on 8 May 1987 with the 2B60 16:40 Reading to Moreton-in-Marsh 'all stations' Network SouthEast service. The lack of cars, even in the then very small car park is evident, as is the lack of passengers. There are however quite a few spectators, including a family group near the old lamp hut on the left. The father's choice of viewpoint for his young son, on top of the signal cabinet, would certainly be frowned on today! The large area of rough grass in the foreground is now an additional car park.