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A trainspotter’s view of the Flying Scotsman was blocked as it pulled into Durham station – by a CrossCountry train travelling the opposite direction.

Jen Robinson took her six-year-old son, Steven, to Durham so he could see the locomotive in action after he took an interest in its refurbishment following a visit to the National Railway Museum in York.

But unfortunately for Jen and Steven, a passenger train pulled into Durham at the same time as the Flying Scotsman on Tuesday afternoon.

The pair were stood on the opposite platform to the locomotive, thus had their view blocked.

“We got to Durham and we had our video ready to record,” said Jen, who lives in Consett .

“A train came into the station and blocked it.”

Steven Robinson finally got a photo by the train Steven Robinson finally got a photo by the train

In her video, Steven can be heard calling the passenger service a “stupid train” before his mum says: “That was just typical, that.”

Thankfully, Steven’s day was not spoiled. Jen took the quick decision to board a train to Newcastle , and the pair got to Tyneside in time to see the Flying Scotsman at Central Station.

However, Jen struggled to catch the train on film in Newcastle.

“In all the excitement at Newcastle, I think I pressed stop instead of record,” she said.

On returning to Durham, their bad luck was overturned. As they were leaving the station to head back to Consett, they heard an announcement over the Tannoy that the Flying Scotsman was about to roll through Durham on its way back to London King’s Cross.

There they got a perfect view, and Jen finally captured a video of the train and snapped a picture of Steven standing happily by it on Durham’s platform.

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