L592 Finstock 7 April 1984

Finstock Halt was opened by the Great Western Railway on 9 April 1934, one of a number of new halts on the Cotswold Line. Being the nearest Saturday to the 50th anniversary, 7 April 1984 was chosen as a day for local celebrations at the diminutive station. Unfortunately despite the best efforts of the Cotswold Line Promotion Group and others, it did not look its best due to the temporary scaffold built platform then in use! Bedecked with flags and 'Finstock Fifty' banners the station is seen here with more people than it normally sees for weeks at a time. L592 (51071, 59530 & 51101) has made a special stop whilst working the 2C68 08:36 Reading to Hereford service, and is now heading off towards Charlbury.