L428 Adlestrop 17 April 1982

L428 (51408, 59518 & 51366) passes the site of Adlestrop station on 17 April 1982 with the 13:30 Hereford to Reading service. Adlestrop station was closed in 1966, but it is forever immortalised by Edward Thomas in his poem Adlestrop. The preserved nameboard from the station is now located in the village's bus shelter, along with a copy of the poem. Of course this location is nothing like as open as this nowadays, with lines of trees on both sides of the line. However, here we can see the course of the station approach road, with the pile of stones marking the approximate location of the station building, while the base of the goods shed can be seen just above the roof of the DMU.