50034 Charlbury 8 February 1986

50034 Furious arrives at a very snowy Charlbury station on 8 February 1986 with the 1A18 07:00 Hereford to Paddington 'Cathedrals Express' service. The line here is due to have the second track reinstated as I type this (December 2010), to ease some of the late running problems caused by the lengthy single track sections. Interestingly, despite the single track, the bad weather and the supposedly temperamental traction seen here, this train was running exactly on time. This is a feat which the railway finds very difficult to achieve even in normal weather today!