L420 Evenlode 29 April 1986

With a wave from the driver, L420 (51400, 59510 & 51358) passes Evenlode on 29 April 1986 with the 2B60 16:40 Reading to Moreton-in-Marsh service. This is one of my favourite Cotswold Line pictures, as although it is only of a humble DMU, the superb lighting and shadow free location make an excellent picture of this truly local 'all stations' train. In the 1980s I kept this location free of bushes, with particular attention being paid to the willow bush that can be seen in the lower left corner. Unfortunately pruning only encouraged it! There is no point it trying to prune it now, as the roadside hedge has completely obliterated this viewpoint.