31454 Long Marston 29 October 2009

31454 arrives at Long Marston on 29 October 2009 with the 1Z06 09:00 Derby RTC to Long Marston stock move, conveying a Mk 3 HST coach from the Network Rail New Measurement Train and associated barrier vehicles. I had chased the train from Aldington, arriving just as it was coming into view around the corner. I would have arrived earlier, but the driver of the horsebox I was following decided to stop and chat to his mate going in the opposite direction in a Land Rover, therefore blocking the road! The 31 had to wait a few yards further on as there was nobody to open the gate into the depot.