Saturday 18th December was foggy in Settle and right along the Ribble valley. From Ribblehead northwards though it was brilliant sunshine. Flying Scotsman was hauling a train from Liverpool Lime Street over the S&C to Carlisle.
In the fog zone photography was a challenge and there was only one brave photographer among the crowds at Settle station who was up for the challenge - Ian Lane. I happened to be standing at his side and he was kind enough to show me this picture on his camera screen. This was the stunning result:
And a little bit further on at Far Moor, Selside this was captured by Liam Barnes. The same inversion ensures that the exhaust trail lingers as far as the eye can see. Pen y Ghent is in the background. Social media today is awash with stunning photographs of the S&C.