31454 Aldington 29 October 2009

On 29 October 2009, 31454 passes Aldington with the 1Z06 09:00 Derby RTC to Long Marston stock move, conveying a single Mk 3 HST coach from the Network Rail New Measurement Train sandwiched between a couple of similarly liveried barrier vehicles. I was not too impressed that literally a minute before the train appeared someone decided to light a bonfire in a field off to the left. In the event the drifting smoke wasn't too much of a problem. The bright yellow crop visible in the field on the right is the local specialty, asparagus, which when left to go to seed in the autumn turns a brilliant golden colour.