Sunday, 30 July 2017

Peterborough 1986


43 061 Peterborough 7.7.1986

37 168 Peterborough 7.7.1986

45 046 Peterborough 7.7.1986

(All pics 7.7.1986 copyright Steve Sainsbury/Rail Thing)

On a trip to Peterborough in July 1986 less than an hour brought an HST, a couple of classic DMUs and a class 45 and 37 hanging around in the sidings.

The line was electrified soon afterwards, and some electrification poles are already visible in some of the shots.


Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Oxford 1986


(All 2.7.1986 copyright Steve Sainsbury/Rail Thing)

My only visit to Oxford (other than passing through) was on 2 July 1986. The station was busy with plenty of variety and just about all is history now, though I suspect the station is even busier these days. Oxford always had a reputation of providing a big variety from most of the old regions of BR. Back in 1986 it was just so easy, plonk yourself on a platform and just watch the classic traction come in!