L422 & L427 Oxford 19 May 1979

A station full of Pressed Steel units at Oxford on 19 May 1979. White liveried L422 (51360, 59512 & 51402) brings up the rear of the late running 2A64 09:59 Paddington to Oxford service in platform 2. The train was being led by Class 121 driving trailer 56286 (L286) & (partly visible) DMBS 55024 (L124). On the right, passengers board L427 (51407, 59517 & 51365), as it waits in platform 1 with the 2A25 11:54 Oxford to Paddington service. I have only got a few pictures of DMUs in the short lived white with blue stripe livery. This was introduced when DMUs started to be refurbished in the mid 1970s, starting with Class 101s in 1974. The first Class 117 acquired the colour scheme in 1976. Note the oil lamp on the rear of L422.