Oxford Sidings 21 August 1982

Rosebay Willowherb and brambles take over the disused sidings near Walton Well Road, Oxford, on 21 August 1982. These were the sidings to the north of the former Oxford loco depot, and by 1982 had been out of use for some considerable time. The main line to Banbury can be seen behind the gates, with Walton Well Road bridge in the background. The steel span on the left is over the current, former GWR line, whilst the brick span on the right is over the now lifted former LMS route. These sidings were lifted many years ago, and now the site is underneath Roger Dudman Way, the approach road to the hideous student tenement blocks that have now bighted the west of Oxford.