I spent an afternoon on the legendary Flying Scotsman, taking photographs for a piece in Northern Soul. Loved it. Cold though - and long. Seems these older trains take a while to turn round, and to fill up with water. The journey from Bury to Rawtenstall and back (just over twenty miles) took best part of three and a half hours. Ooft! But it was totally worth it. One thing I wasn’t expecting - The Flying Scotsman makes a sound like a T-Rex in Jurassic Park.
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