L840 Wokingham 17 July 1993

With the spire of St Paul's church dominating the background, L840 (53322, 59117 & 53311) pulls away from Wokingham station on 17 July 1993 with the 18:50 Reading to Gatwick Network SouthEast service. Unfortunately I have few pictures taken on this route, which has had an interesting variety of traction over the years, starting with the Class 206 'Tadpole' DEMUs, which took over from steam in 1965. Class 119s replaced the thumpers in 1980 and were gradually replaced by Class 101s during the late 1980s. Heritage traction finally gave way to Class 165 'Turbos' shortly after this picture was taken.