L417 Kingham 16 April 1987

L417 (51396, 59506 & 51354) pulls away from Kingham station on 16 April 1987 with the 2B20 16:40 Reading to Moreton-in-Mash Network SouthEast service. Trains generally seemed to run to time on the Cotswold Line in the 1980s, unlike the terrible timekeeping when First Great Western took over several decades later. However, this was running 15 minutes late, and with the train booked to call at all the line's minor stations, there would be very little possibility of making up time. The unit returned from Moreton an hour later.