50036 Didcot North Junction 9 December 1986

50036 Victorious approaches Didcot North Junction on 9 December 1986 with the 1A18 07:00 Hereford to Paddington 'Cathedrals Express', which after serving the major stations on the Cotswold Line, would run non-stop from Oxford to Paddington. It was booked to take 54 minutes to do this, which still compares very favourably with the equivalent trains a quarter of a century later.