50021 Oxford 21 October 1988

Making the short journey from the carriage sidings, 50021 Rodney runs into platform 1 at Oxford station on 21 October 1988 with the stock for the 1F65 15:00 Oxford to Paddington Network SouthEast service, which judging by the passengers standing on the platform, will be well loaded. This was the last time that I saw this loco on the mainline, but would never have imagined in 1988 that just a few years later it would be based (all too briefly) on my local persevered line - the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway.