56045 Swanbourne 20 February 1988

56045 passes Swanbourne on 20 February 1988 with the 6M24 07:25 Whatley to Wolverton ARC stone train. The former down line is already out of use, and just five years later the line would be closed, with track being taken up to the east of this point. Despite the awful weather, this is therefore a record of a long gone traffic flow and location. By 1988 the line saw very little traffic, but on this particular Saturday, I had just 35 minutes to wait for another freight train.