Aylesbury class 20 phot spot 1985-2012
Class 20’s were never regular visitors to Aylesbury in BR days. Whilst they would work to Chinnor via Risboro on coal trainsfrom the Midlands, they rarely visited Aylesbury except for the much missed annual Rail Days. In more recent years they have been hired in for BRT telecommunications use and for moving brand new Met Line stock from Old Dalby to Ruislip depots. Class 20’s also appear regularly on Met line special events.
20053 on display at the Aylesbury Rail Day on 200687. Shortly after this photo was taken a driver arrived and before starting the 20 up he opened every side door to check for possible enthusiasts lurking in dark corners!
This must rate as one of Aylesbury’s rarest ever service train workings. Standing in for the usual DMU 20053 worked the 1540 Aylesbury Risboro and return working, 20053 is seen here with the return working on 200687. The on train “grip” was a guard with a charity tin, unforgettable days at Aylesbury