50024 Combe (Grintleyhill Bridge) 7 September 1986

50024 Vanguard speeds past Combe and approaches Grintleyhill Bridge on 7 September 1986 with the 1B40 16:10 Paddington to Hereford service. The area behind the train is known as Combe Cliff, and although now heavily wooded, does indeed contain a very steep slope from the road at the top down to the River Evenlode. The railway here is constantly crossing and re-crossing the river as it heads towards Charlbury.