Steve Banks

Steve Banks

Posted on 05/30/2013

Photo taken on January  1, 1984

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50037 Illustrious on the Banbury turn-back

50037 Illustrious on the Banbury turn-back
The evening Paddington-Banbury return working approaches King's Sutton station. The outward train terminated at Banbury, the loco ran round and set off back, calling at King's Sutton on the way. Having such a short platform, repeated announcements were needed at Banbury station that passengers should only board the leading 2-3 coaches! It was quite a sight to see an express brought to a stop at this small, wayside station with coaches stretching far beyond the platform into the distance!

It was an odd time in other regards for the Network South East livery of red, white and blue didn't suit these locos and painting all the fixtures at rural stations a vile blood red - including the stonework on this station, was corporate vandalism. Unfortunately, that paint was never stripped and the stonework is now painted blue.

Techy stuff: Another from my family happy-snappy days c1987 on Agfa XT100 print film, OM-2 and 135mm lens. Negative scan.

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Lawrence Hayward, Mark Egdell, GM Buses North, THE REAL MAD HAGGIS and 5 other people have particularly liked this photo

Treflyn Lloyd-Roberts
Treflyn Lloyd-Robert…
Lovely shot. For me 50s and Large Logo seemed to be the best combination, although I just about remember the last unrefurbished ones in blue.
5 years ago.
Steve Banks
Steve Banks
Thank you all who have kindly commented recently. I'm afraid that Ipernity does not tell me when feedback is given so that I cannot reciprocate promptly: I can only find out by going through every single picture I have, one at a time.... and you will probably never see MY thanks.
4 years ago.