54122 & 53359 Forders Sidings 29 May 1988

Surrounded by the London Brick Company's brickwork chimneys, 54122 & 53359 pass Forders Sidings signal box with the 16:55 Bletchley to Bedford service on 29 May 1988. Normally there were no trains on this line on a Sunday, but a series of specials were running in connection with the Bedford River Festival. Note the amount of rust on the lines in the foreground, giving the impression that they are disused. However, the line diverging off to the right was at the time definitely open for trains of London's rubbish to be dumped in the nearby disused brick pits.