50050 Hinksey 14 March 1987

50050 Fearless accelerates away from Oxford and passes Hinksey Yard on 14 March 1987 with the 1F35 14:00 Oxford to Paddington Network SouthEast service. Network SouthEast's coach repainting programme was well ahead of the loco repainting, so it was quite common at the time to see complete rakes of NSE Mk 1s hauled by large logo Class 50s. Two decades later the replacement for this comfortable eight coach train is a three coach Turbo unit, such is progress!