50039 Oxford (Walton Well Road) 23 August 1985

50039 Implacable approaches Oxford on 23 August 1985 with the 1A17 07:00 Hereford to Paddington service. This was running 45 minutes late, a delay that Cotswold Line passengers would become used to several decades later under the control of First Great Western, and especially its later incarnation, GWR. However, at the time this degree of late running was quite uncommon.