168 329, Bicester, 5Z96, 17th September 2015
Chiltern's latest acquisition is former 170/3 unit now refurbished and renumbered 168 329 and this has been involved for some time in driver training runs. Here it is heading south from Bicester North station towards the new Bicester South Junction and crossing over the line from Bicester Gavray Junction to Claydon and eventually Bletchley and Bedford. It is running as 5Z96, the 11:03 from Leamington Spa to Aylesbury leg of several runs. New double track is in situ under the bridge but the near line is at present just a backshunt from the junction, the line to Claydon then still single track for the time being. 11:41¼, Thursday 17th September 2015. Digital Image No. IGMP10712.
From September 2015