Flying Scotsman obscured by a Virgin train
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Virgin train photobombs Flying Scotsman

A rail enthusiast who waited by the tracks to see the Flying Scotsman only for it be obscured by a Virgin train travelling in the opposite direction at the vital moment has been offered a free flight to make up for his disappointment.

Ryan Allen, from Spilsby, Lincolnshire, was filming the Scotsman as it made its inaugural run after a decade-long, £4.2m refit.

Richard Branson apologised to Ryan Allen, and Virgin Atlantic said it would fly him to the US city of Atlanta to see its "super busy rail network".

  • 25 Feb 2016
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