50002 Wolvercote Junction 27 March 1982

So filthy that you can hardly tell what colour it is, 50002 Superb leaves the Cotswold Line at Wolvercote Junction on 27 March 1982 with the 1A75 07:07 Hereford to Paddington service. In common with most railway locations at the time, the effects of the reduction of lineside vegetation clearance after the end of steam had yet to take effect. The sweeping curve of the first part of the Cotswold Line is visible all the way to the site of Yarnton Junction (just out of sight to the left), where the former Fairford line diverged.