The Flying Scotsman 60103

The Flying Scotsman

At long last, we get to see her running on the North Cotswold line!  The last time she was due to pass through, she had a problem and was substituted at the last minute for The Royal Scot, but here she is, in all her glory!

On return leg (we normally see these services on their outbound journey) from Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington, here she is on the approach to Shipton-under-Wychwood station, at speed – she was around 10 minutes earlier than expected – Great Western Railway could probably learn something here 😉

The photograph was taken from the end of platform 1 (up line) at Shipton-under-Wychwood station – I had checked the location earlier in the day and selected this due to the curve of the track – while trees have been removed behind the other platform, on the odd occasion when I have caught a train here, you tend not to see the train until it is almost in the station, so this was the better option – even so, we did not get much warning – luckily, I had already locked off the focus, set aperture to f/8, exposure to 1/250s and set for capture at 6fps (might have been better to use 3fps as the buffer filled too quickly)

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Technical details:

55mm(XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS); 1/250s@f8; ISO200 – handheld – post-processing in Lightroom – DSCF07961906169483