50030 Ascott-under-Wychwood 21 June 1984

50030 Repulse approaches Ascott-under-Wychwood at speed with the 18:07 Paddington to Hereford service on 21 June 1984. Note the vintage bullhead track which must have been of considerable vintage even before this section of the Cotswold Line was singled in 1971. The train was a few minutes late, and I was hoping there wasn't a major problem delaying it, as on a late summer's evening those long shadows that are already touching the rail in places move with considerable speed!