50024 Heyford 19 May 1990

50024 Vanguard approaches Heyford at speed on 19 May 1990 with the 1M53 07:18 Paddington to Wolverhampton InterCity service. Despite this being an InterCity service, it was rostered for a Network SouthEast Class 50 and stock. Five coaches is certainly not much of a load for a 50! The farmer has just cut the grass for silage in the field beyond the railway, while in the far distance Rousham church can be seen. None of this would be visible now, as the view is now blocked by a forest of trees.