L418 Ascott-under-Wychwood 15 June 1985

A going away shot that neatly illustrates the limited capacity of the Cotswold Line in the 1980s. L418 (51397, 59507, & 51355) approaches Ascott-under-Wychwood on 15 June 1985 with the 2B56 08:08 Oxford to Moreton-in-Marsh service. This was running ten minutes late, which has resulted in the 1A17 07:00 Hereford to Paddington being held at the signal in the background. The yellow cab of 50035 Ark Royal can just be seen sticking out from the bushes in the far distance.