60103 "Flying Scotsman", Arlesey, 5Z44, 24th February 2016
Gresley A3 4-6-2 No. 60103 "Flying Scotsman" is at last back on the main line and is seen here with its support coach (POB 35517) running as 5Z44, the 09:43 from York NRM to Wembley EFOC yard, a positioning move prior to its official "inaugural run" the following day from King's Cross to York. This was the second attempt to run the train - a broken spring had delayed the test run to Scarborough on the Monday, so that had to be postponed until Tuesday, thereby postponing this run until Wednesday. I deliberately chose to work the "wrong side" of the light, being preferable to the possibility of other trains getting in the way on the other three tracks... 15:16¾, Wednesday 24th February 2016. Digital Image No. IGMP15011.
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