58049 Kempston Hardwick 4 June 1997

The very last of the evening sunshine illuminates 58049 Littleton Colliery with a golden glow as it passes Kempston Hardwick on 4 June 1997 with the 6A62 18:36 Cricklewood to Forders Sidings binliner. It was only really possible to get a decent shot of this train on what has now become known as the Marston Vale line in mid summer, as it did not leave Bedford after its run round until 20:20. The chimneys in the background forming part of the Kempston Hardwick Brickworks have subsequently been demolished.