68010, Oxford Platform 2, 0Z01, 12th December 2016
As part of the celebrations to mark the inaugural full day of Chiltern services into Oxford station, 68010 was named "Oxford Flyer" by Michael Portillo with Chris Grayling (Secretary of State for Transport) and Chiltern board members in attendance. Prior to the ceremony, 68010, with nameplates covered, arrives into Platform 2 at Oxford. It ran as 0Z01, 06:45 from Wembley LMD, arriving for a long layover in the sidings at Bicester COD at 07:40 before continuing at 09:09 to Oxford, where it is seen arriving at 09:22 on Monday 12th December 2016. The loco is also carrying the small "84C Banbury Drivers" headboard - a nice touch! Digital Image No. GMPK1298.