Excited trainspotter waits for more than an hour to see the Flying Scotsman pass by – and then this happens to him

TRAINSPOTTERS who waited over an hour to glimpse the Flying Scotsman were less than chuffed when an express train completely blocked it from view.

The hapless rail enthusiasts had gathered at a level crossing in Offord Cluny, Cambs to witness the iconic loco go past.

But they could only curse their luck when the high-speed Virgin service appeared and scotched any chance of seeing the steam engine.

Their priceless reaction was caught on camera.

One man says: “Oh bloody hell”, while another asks: “Can you believe this?”

Train enthusiast Graham Linay then took to Twitter to post his video along with the caption: "After waiting an hour for it to pass I see nothing to laugh at".

Since he posted it this weekend, the video has racked up thousands of views.

"British humour at its finest," one person commented.

 Flying Scotsman heads around a bend while a Virgin service closes in
 Speeding Virgin train inches up to the Flying Scotsman at a station in Cambridgeshire
 Just at the moment before The Flying Scotsman reaches a level crossing it is blocked from view
 The carriages of the Virgin service completely obscure the Flying Scotsman as it passes Cambridgeshire station

Another wrote, "I'm grinning from ear to ear. Sorry mate."

Built in 1923, the Flying Scotsman was the first train to break the 100mph barrier in 1934.

It travelled between Edinburgh and London and in its heyday was considered the height of luxury.

It was retired from service in 1963 before being bought by the National Railway Museum in York for £2.3million.

They began a decade-long £4million restoration in 2006 – painting it in the traditional early 1960s British Rail green and giving it shiny new nameplates.

In March last year rail enthusiasts flocked to witness it officially reopen the Settle To Carlisle line.

It marked more than a year since journeys on the tracks were stopped after a landslide.

It now operates on special chartered trips.

 The trainspotters were left than chuffed by the appearance of the Virgin train
 Scores of visitors witnessed the Flying Scotsman make its return to the rails after a re-fit last year
 The iconic loco was once the last word in luxury travel in its heyday

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