50023 South Moreton 26 November 1989

Long before the emissions from Didcot Power Station were overly concerning anyone, and when its future seemed permanently secure, the 2,000 megawatt plant dominates the background of this view, as 50023 Howe passes South Moreton on 26 November 1989 with the 1F45 11:30 Oxford to Paddington Network SouthEast service. I wasn't particularly happy with this picture at the time because the fast lines are deep shadow, but as they were closed for engineering works, at least that meant that this train had to use the relief line!