On Monday 29th February I decided to visit the National Railway Museum in York to photograph The Flying Scotsman which was on display in their north yard until the 2nd of March. On the 6th March, The Flying Scotsman prepares and starts another tour of the country. I arrived at the museum around midday and was still surprised to see how busy the museum was, especially around The Flying Scotsman. But I suppose I shouldn't have expected anything else, as this locomotive has been pulling in the crowds at all the locations she has visited.
I must admit, I thought the National Railway Museum could have handled and organised it a little bit better. It took me ages to capture a clean image without nobody in my shot. Also, you get those people who only think about themselves and walk in front of you as you are trying to take a photo. In my personal opinion, I think they should have had barriers which people stayed behind so we could all get nice clean photos. Then at certain times remove the barriers so people can have their photo taken next to the locomotive.
So my first few attempts at taking photos of her were a failure, so I decided to make the most of my visit and have another look at the museum taking some more photos of other exhibits.
On my return to the north yard, it was still busy with people around the locomotive. So the waiting game began, and then it happened. There was nobody around the locomotive so I could get the shot I had been trying to get during my visit. A photo of The Flying Scotsman on her own as seen below.
To view all my other images I took during my visit to the museum please click here.
For more information about The National Railway Museum please visit their website www.nrm.org.uk