Steam in United Kingdom
The Goathland stationmaster oversees the arrival of the 1350 departure to Pickering, hauled by the Southern Railway No. 926 ‘Repton’. Displaying such head code, this could have been, among others, a London Bridge to Norwood Junction via Selhurst or the long gone Oxted to Brighton working.
With the Leeds City Centre visible in the background, the 1891-built NER class H no. 1310 is seen hauling a southbound Saturday train on the Middleton Railway. The Middleton Railway is being considered the world’s oldest working railway, being in operation since 1758 - at first as a wooden wagonway for horse-drawn carts and introducing steam traction in 1812.
The Flying Scotsman surely receives a lot of attention. It was no different on the 23rd of April 2017, when the ‘Four Trains Four Generations’ event was organised by Virgin Trains East Coast. Not only a temporary car park has been set up on a field adjacent to the ECML, but also some foot crossings and local roads have been temporarily closed on safety grounds.