Note the 'classic' British Rail Leyland lorry employed in rebuilding work on the site of the former Severn Tunnel depot.37203 pulls slowly out of Didcot Yard, and passes Didcot North Junction on 22 April 2002 with the 6M28 Didcot to Bescot departmental working.
Unfortunately this was running over an hour late, which meant that the light had virtually gone.
' railtour on 20 March 2004, returning from Hampton Court. The tour, which started from Marylebone, toured various branch lines in the London suburbs.
It was certainly a gloomy day, but I don't think it was dark enough to need the station lights on!
' railtour on 20 March 2004, returning from Chessington South.
37047 is on the rear of the train working top'n'tail.37203 passes through Thames Ditton station with the Pathfinder Tours 1Z91 'Buffer Puffer - The Return!
The classic traction was specially arranged by Rail Magazine, hence the 'Rail Ramsgate Day Out' headboard.After the Kingsmill massacre, Protestant leader Ian Paisley accused Eugene Reavey of organising the murders in retaliation.The Kingsmill massacre was the deadliest mass shooting of The Troubles in the 1970s.The station had closed in 1970, but would happily reopen a year after this picture was taken.It is clear from the colour of the track that this is the first train to venture this way for some time!