Photos of Wheatley's last train

  • Daylight photo of Wheatley's last train
  • Daylight photo of Wheatley's last train
  • Daylight photo of Wheatley's last train
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Three photographs taken in the daylight of the passenger train which ran on the last day of service, January 6 1963, although this left Oxford in the dark at 5.50 pm on 6 January and left Princes Risborough for the return trip at 7.20pm.  Tom Hassall travelled on it with his parents. There is an account of the journey in the Oxford Mail. His father wore his D.Phil gown and when asked by the Oxford Mail who he was he replied 'Dr Beeching'. My mother wore an Edwardian mourning dress and I was in a DJ. We played Land of Hope and Glory on a wind-up gramophone.

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