LMS 5MT 44871 The Great Britain VI on Flickr.
LMS 5MT (Black 5) 44871 4-6-0 Running on the Great Britain VI From Edinburgh to Inverness (1Z26) Taken at Glenrothes with Thornton. She split at Thornton TC so that The Great Marquess could pick up the other coaches and run in the opposite direction and up the west to Fort William.
It was a tough one today to get a decent shot as there had been signalling problems and trains coming through the station were delayed. She sat down the line beyond the bridge for about 20 minutes. when I shoot from this station I normally go on the other side but as trains were coming in often due to the delays I decided to stay on this side and glad that I did as the others who stayed over were disappointed, as what you cant see is the Scotrail passenger train that had just pulled out, and just out of shot behind 44871.
Fortunately she wasn’t running through too quickly and there were as usual a lot of people trying to get photographs and video.