L418 Reading 22 November 1986

The driver of L418 (51397, 59507, & 51355) gives the window a quick clean whilst sat in the bay platform at Reading on 22 November 1986. The unit is about to work the 2A69 08:54 service to Paddington, which I rode on as far as Maidenhead. This of course is in the good old pre-privatisation days, which probably explains why the station lights are still on despite it being a bright sunny day. BR having as about as much financial accountability as the MoD!