Trainspotters miss Flying Scotsman due to huge cloud of steam

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A CROWD of trainspotters waited an hour in the rain to catch a glimpse of The Flying Scotsman – only for the famous locomotive to be covered completely in steam.

Sharon Durkin burst out laughing when the world famous steam train shot past Jingler Bridge in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland yesterday and was barely visible.

The 60-year-old captured the moment on video as the crowd anxiously awaited the iconic steam train to pass through.

A huge cloud of steam can then be seen bellowing out along the railway track towards the bridge.

The steam pushes out from the front of the engine causing the locomotive to be completely covered and not visible at all to excited spectators.

High speeds cause the steam to float across the whole of the steam train meaning the entire train and carriages were engulfed in white mist.

As the crowd realise that their patient wait to catch a glimpse of the historic train was for nothing, they are all heard erupting into laughter.

Throughout the clip, Sharon can be heard saying: “You’re not going to be able to see it! 

“No way. Awwwww.”

Sharon, who chaperones children with learning disabilities to school, shared the video to Facebook last night writing: “Stood in the rain for an hour to see The Flying Scotsman.”

The post has now collected over 400 likes with dozens of comments from users who joked in their responses. 

The Flying Scotsman covered in steam | Transport News UK
The iconic locomotive was entirely hidden by steam.

One viewer said: “You could have stayed at home in the dry and boiled the kettle.”

Whilst another joked: “Great shot!”

One member commented: “I am so sorry, but this makes me laugh out loud!

“Such a bummer! I do sincerely hope you will be more successful next time.”

Another wrote: “More like the smoking Scotsman.”

The Flying Scotsman has been travelling on a sell-out journey from London to Edinburgh this week. 

Built in Doncaster in 1923, the renowned steam powered train became the first regular London to Edinburgh service. 

The iconic train also became the first ever locomotive in the UK to reach 100mph.