These days, with so much information accessible via the internet, you can go out on a photo shoot and know exactly what you are going to see and hopefully photograph. However its nice sometimes to have a bit of a surprise. I went to Tamworth at the weekend to do some railway photography and knew there was going to be a rail tour going through the station, however what i didn't know or expect was that it was steam hauled! So that was a nice surprise when i first heard the whistle and Mayflower soon came thundering through on its way to Chester. The fact there were a lot more people with cameras on the platform than is usual however did make me suspect something special was coming! You can see my photos here.