60044 Kempston 24 December 1996

Christmas Eve 1996 was a perfect sunny winter's day. Despite the cloudless sky it was freezing cold standing waiting for 60044 Ailsa Craig to appear at Kempston with the 6A61 08:25 Cricklwoood to Forders Sidings Binliner. However, the wait was certainly worthwhile! The train has just passed underneath the A421 Bedford bypass, and is only just over a mile from its destination.