L835 Oxford 21 October 1988

L835 (51498, 59530 & 51432) stands at Oxford station's platform 1 on 21 October 1988, after having just arrived with the 2C45 14:45 Banbury to Oxford Network SouthEast service. This view clearly shows the result of the half hearted attempt to modernise the station in the early 1970s. The new canopy above the DMU backed onto a very poor prefabricated structure that was hardly any better than the wooden building it replaced. As you can see, this modernisation only extended half way down the platform, so that after a bizarre gap, a section of the original GWR canopy can be seen in the background.