Trainspotters wait for hours to spot the famous Flying Scotsman only to have their view ruined by a regular South West service

 

News article: Trainspotters wait for hours to spot the famous Flying Scotsman only to have their view ruined by a regular South West service

Hundreds of trainspotters were left frustrated when a view of the famous Flying Scotsman steam train was blocked by a regular train pulling into a station at the same time.

  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
What bad luck that would be to wait for hours only to have your view blocked for a steam train which has not been on the tracks for years.

Trainspotters wait for hours to spot the famous Flying Scotsman only to have their view ruined by a regular South West service

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  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Rule 1:  Be on the side of the reservation where the train will be - then another one can't get in the way.
  RTT_Rules Dr Beeching

Location: Dubai UAE
Rule 1:  Be on the side of the reservation where the train will be - then another one can't get in the way.
Valvegear
I think they went the other side to get a view of the train on the inside of the curve and with platform behind the train, not in front.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
Rule 1:  Be on the side of the reservation where the train will be - then another one can't get in the way.
I think they went the other side to get a view of the train on the inside of the curve and with platform behind the train, not in front.
RTT_Rules

Depending on the light and actual timetabled services notwithstanding, the best view is always from the opposite platform IMO.

Mike.
  woodford Chief Commissioner

What bad luck that would be to wait for hours only to have your view blocked for a steam train which has not been on the tracks for years.

Trainspotters wait for hours to spot the famous Flying Scotsman only to have their view ruined by a regular South West service
x31
A couple of points..............

I do not find this really a newsworthy event, this sort of thing happens all the time, its very difficult to take a good photo of moving machinery.

If in this case another train was due on the other track close to the time, what is wrong with moving to the next station, this particular station is NOT the only one on the line.

If a photo op blows up in ones face, thats the way life works...........................there will nearly always be another time.

woodford
  Hafenbahn Locomotive Fireman

Ahh, the one that got away
  woodford Chief Commissioner

Checking on Googlearth, shows 6kms to the NW is Dunbridge and 8kms to the SE is Chandlers ford, both have good photo locations, particularly Dunbridge which has  a nice open stretch of track with no trees acsessed by 2 level crossings. Chandlers ford has only one track so one cannot miss it.

Mind you the people there did not complain as the got some good shots.

woodford

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