L587 Hinksey 4 July 1985

L587 (51106, 59543 & 51078) passes Hinksey Yard on 4 July 1985 as it nears the end of its journey with the 2F24 09:01 Paddington to Oxford service. And what a journey it would have been for anyone going the whole distance, as it took over well over twice as long as the fastest London to Oxford trains at the time. At 2 hours and 6 minutes this was an extremely slow train, not helped by the 18 minutes that it sat at the platform at Didcot Parkway!