50037 Shipton 20 December 1986

50037 Illustrious just manages to avoid the shadows at Shipton on 20 December 1986 as it heads towards Oxford with the 1A25 08:00 Hereford to Paddington service. This is not bad for a morning shot on virtually the shortest day of the year. It wouldn't be long before this location became virtually impossible due to the growth of the lineside bushes.