50023 Oxford 17 January 1987

In sub zero temperatures, 50023 Howe pulls out of Oxford station on 17 January 1987 with the 1F29 11:05 Oxford to Paddington Network SouthEast service. Despite the widespread snow and bitterly cold weather, this train departed exactly on time. This would be highly unlikely to happen today and in fact would be more likely to be cancelled, such is this country's ever decreasing ability to cope with bad weather!