TS403 Wolvercote Junction 27 March 1982

The weak early morning sun only just starts to burn through the mist as Tyseley set TS403 (50336, 59114 & 50303) approaches Wolvercote Junction on 27 March 1982 with the late running 07:15 Oxford to Great Malvern service. It had just worked in with the 05:15 Worcester Shrub Hill to Oxford train, arriving 20 minutes late, which presumably explains why a Midland 101 set is being used instead of the customary Western Class 117 or 119. Obviously a last minute replacement for a non available unit. Both these services were the first trains in their respective directions over the Cotswold Line at the time. 50336 was renumbered 53336 before eventually being withdrawn in May 1989, and almost immediately being cut up at Vic Berry's, Leicester.