50009 Ascott-under-Wychwood 3 July 1986

50009 Conqueror joins the double track section of the Cotswold Line at Ascott-under-Wychwood on 3 July 1986, as it works the 1B56 18:07 Paddington to Hereford 'Cathedrals Express'. Just beyond the Portakabin in the background is Ascott-under-Wychwood level crossing. The roof of the signal box can just be seen above the second coach. During the period 1971 to 2011, the single track section extended from here to Wolvercote Junction, a distance of fourteen miles. Photo taken with permission.