Virgin train ruins view of Flying Scotsman

It's not the first time it has happened!

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Standing patiently behind a safety barrier for an hour, a group of trainspotters waited eagerly to catch a glimpse of the Flying Scotsman.

But the moment they had been looking forward to was hilariously ruined - after a Virgin train sped past them at exactly the same time.

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One man was heard loudly saying, "Oh, bloody hell!", as the train photobombed their view of the famous locomotive in Cambridgeshire.

The avid trainspotters had been waiting at a level crossing in Offord Cluny, Huntingdonshire, for an hour when the two trains flew by.

Credits: Graham Linay

The trainspotters catch their first glimpse of the Flying Scotsman approaching them

Credits: Graham Linay

They can't hide their disappointment as a Virgin train speeds past them at the same time

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They had perched their camera in the perfect position. But just as the Flying Scotsman sped towards them, the Virgin train zoomed past, completely obscuring their view.

The men couldn't help but hide their disappointment as they looked out at the red and white carriages of the other train, the Daily Record reports.

Graham Linay, who was among the group, posted amusing footage of the incident on YouTube, where it has since been viewed tens of thousands of times.

In the clip, one man can be heard exclaiming: "Oh look at this, would you - ?".

Credits: Graham Linay

They can't hide their disappointment as a Virgin train speeds past them at the same time

Credits: Graham Linay

The train photobombs the men's view of the famous locomotive

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Another is filmed remarking: "Oh, bloody hell."

Taking to Twitter , Graham explained how he and his pals had waited an hour for the opportunity to see the Flying Scotsman go through the area.

"After waiting an hour for it to pass I see nothing to laugh at," he wrote.

One user responded: "I'm sorry, but I did laugh!" to which Graham replied: "Yes, so did we."

Another commented: "Oh mate, gutted for you!"

And a third posted: "Ahhh bad luck!!"

Credits: Graham Linay

Graham Linay, who was among the group, posted amusing footage of the incident on YouTube

Credits: PA

The Flying Scotsman has been transporting passengers in style since 1862 (file picture)

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The Flying Scotsman has been transporting passengers in style since 1862.

The rail service, which still runs today, reaches a top speed of 100mph.

In February last year, trainspotters saw the locomotive complete its journey from Kings Cross to York following a major re-fit and overhaul.

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