50026 Heyford 20 February 1982

50026 Indomitable passes through Heyford station on 20 February 1982 with the 1O15 09:40 Manchester Piccadilly to Poole service. Unfortunately this is the kind of filthy condition that most Class 50s seemed to be in during the early 1980s, probably reflecting their poor reliability at the time. The abundance of boats on the Oxford Canal is due to a thriving boatyard just out of the picture to the right. Heyford station has been given a facelift since this picture was taken, but the GWR nameboard has since disappeared.