After her return to steam, Flying Scotsman paid a visit to Scotland. Along with many others I got out my long lens and stood on top of the multi-story car park at the Ferrytoll Park & Ride. She was idling down from the bridge and the background of bright yellow gorse wasn’t ideal, but I was delighted to see her.
She is currently turned out in her BR guise, complete with smoke deflectors. Personally I think there is almost no colour better than BR Green for almost any steam engine, other than Garter Blue on an A4 and black on Black 5s and Black 8s.
I have enjoyed railways for many years, and had watched the redevelopment of Leeds City Station with great interest. I moved to Fife just as they were finishing it, but a business visit to Leeds gave me the chance to see the finished article. This was taken on my way out of the station having just arrived from Fife.
By now I was starting to take photography much more seriously, and was having fun with fancy editing techniques.
I was struck by the rails vanishing into the distance, if only there had been a train coming towards me on the far set! I hasten to add I was in a safe position at a level crossing which gives an audible warning if a train is due.