OTP & 66012, Launton, 6P01, 8th March 2014
The view looking northwards towards Bicester North station from the foot-crossing at Launton as work goes on during an engineering blockade over the weekend of 8th & 9th March 2014. This was to install the trackwork for the new Bicester South Junction which will connect via the new chord to Gavray Junction on the East-West line for Chiltern's new service to Oxford. On the right is an engineering works train, 6P01, which had arrived from Bescot the previous evening with 66012 on the north end and 66057 (behind the camera position) on the south end, the train stabled straddling the foot-crossing. To the left of the picture several bits of construction plant can be seen at the far end of the new chord, the embankment for which is still under development. 12:39, Saturday 8th March 2014. Digital Image No. IGMP2815.