66139, Waddesdon Manor, 6A48, 2nd June 2014
The trip working from Didcot to Bicester COD was supposed to start running via Reading, Hanwell, Greenford, High Wycombe, Aylesbury and Claydon L&NE Junction as from the 19th May 2014. In the event the trackwork in the Bicester London Road area was not ready in time and the first re-routed train ran on Monday 2nd June 2014, 6A49, 07:32 from Didcot. This ran more or less to time until Aylesbury North Loop where the train was held, departing there 101 minutes late... This meant the return working was also delayed and 6A48, the 13:35 from Bicester COD, is seen here about to pass the old station at Waddesdon Manor en route to Aylesbury with 66139 in charge of a single wagon at 16:35½, around 70 minutes late. Once again the train was held in Aylesbury North Loop, eventually departing there at 21:37, 352 minutes late! Digital Image No. IGMP5839.