53359 & 54122 Stewartby 29 May 1988

53359 & 54122 approach Stewartby with the 17:42 Bedford to Bletchley service on 29 May 1988. This was one of a number of specials operating over the line in connection with the Bedford River Festival. The sun was almost on the point of coming out here after a heavy shower, giving rise to this odd lighting effect. Despite the fact that this green liveried Class 105 was operating some of the services and the line abounded in excellent photographic locations with semaphore signaling, there were only a few photographers out to record the event. Of course if the same thing happened nowadays the line would be inundated with photographers.