60103 Combe 15 June 2019

A brief burst of sunshine illuminates A3 4-6-2 60103 Flying Scotsman, as it passes Combe on 15 June 2019 with the Railway Touring Company 1Z27 16:31 Worcester Shrub Hill to Paddington 'Cotswold Venturer' railtour. This was running 14 minutes late, as although it had arrived at Charlbury ahead of time, it was still held for the very late running 1W06 16:22 Paddington to Hereford DMU. This was fortunate, as earlier there was hardly a cloud in the sky, which was leading to very harsh backlighting with a bright sky in the background. This dramatic lighting, with dark clouds, although still backlit, is much better more dramatic.