50027 Hinksey 3 March 1984

50027 Lion catches the very last rays of the setting sun as it passes Hinksey Yard on 3 March 1984 with the 1A07 16:25 Oxford to Paddington. The land behind the rusty corrugated iron fence is the site of Oxford's gas works. The bridge over the River Thames constructed by the Oxford Gaslight and Coke Company can just be seen in the background, with the tower of Oxford Castle to its right. The ground is allegedly contaminated, and there is certainly nothing growing on it in this view. Trees along the trackside have long since obscured this view of Oxford.