Here’s a 100-year-old photograph of the “Up” Flying Scotsman,

hauled by a North-Eastern Wordsell B21 4-4-0 locomotive as it crosses the King Edward VII bridge in Newcastle-on-Tyne.

It is taken from a double-page spread in a 1913 bound edition of “Railway Wonders of the World”

The photographer was R.J.Purnell.

It is just one of many magnificent photographs in the volume.

I photographed the photograph and then used Photoshop to align the two pages.

I then used various enhancement techniques to tidy up imperfections in the print.


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This is the original double-page spread


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Here it is after treatment (black and white)


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And here it is in glorious colour!




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