55029 & 55027 Kempston 8 July 1996

55029 (L129) & 55027 (L127) pass Kempston in glorious evening light on 8 July 1996 with the 19:40 Bedford to Bletchley service. Although both units carry the later version of Network SouthEast livery, 55029 has been spruced up with a white roof, black window surrounds and a red buffer beam. Although an ideal photographic vantage point, this is not a very pleasant spot to wait for any length of time, as it is on the Bedford bypass, and the traffic is both heavy and constant.