The Flying Scotsman, Ramsbottom and a grey winters day………and a chance encounter with ‘Tanas bear!

Seeing the Flying Scotsman must have been very exciting!

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“A grand day out………………..”

IMGP6679.JPG The regular steam train enters the station

Although I am scheduled to go on an official visit to see the Flying Scotsman train next Friday, I decided at short notice to go over to Ramsbottom (small town in Lancashire) today as the train was making several runs along the Bury to Rawtenstall line and it seemed too good an opportunity to miss.

IMGP6693.JPG Hidden by steam………….

Arriving in Ramsbottom I parked up and began walking into the town when I saw (at a distance) smoke and then the train passing through the station. I had missed it…………….

IMGP6714.JPG Young and old await the arrival of the Flying Scotsman

A quick trip to the farm shop (Falshaws of Bury) and reinvigorated with cappuccino and bacon and egg barm cake (highly recommended) I returned to Ramsbottom to await the return of the train.

IMGP6739.JPG The Flying Scotsman in all its imposing…

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