Not strictly local, but interesting because the Didcot power station cooling towers were still in use until 2013. Then an horrific fatal demolition accident occurred in February 2016 when the boiler area claimed the lives of four workers.
The first batch of photographs were taken on 19 March 2012;
Then on 17 August 2012 preserved Southern Merchant Navy class pacific 35028 'Clan Line' worked through to Oxford. At risk of upsetting GWR fans I think the members of the owning group made an exceptional job of cleaning and polishing this locomotive; every visible part was to a much higher standard than ever achieved in steam operation days before it was withdrawn - judge for yourself!
Then a little later in the day it is pictured on Oxford depot with the crew hard at work servicing their charge;
Finally on 21 December 2012 a class 66 working a charter and some of the regular workings at that time
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