50035 Hinksey 14 March 1987

The north end of Hinksey Yard (Hinksey North as it was known in the days of mechanical signaling) before the trees grew up in the 1990s. 50035 Ark Royal nears its destination on 14 March 1987 with the 1A38 14:17 Paddington to Oxford Network SouthEast service. Far fewer passengers traveled by rail in the 1980s, yet here we have an eight coach loco hauled train on a service that would now be a three car DMU. That's progress!