‘Mystical’ photos show Forth Bridge cloaked in fog from rare angle

A train manager acting in the “spur of the moment” has captured a rare set of images of the Forth Bridge shrouded in fog.

Tuesday, 1st December 2020, 12:56 pm

Taylor Bennie, from Dunfermline, snapped the photos on Sunday, November 29 at 9:30am, as a blanket of mist enveloped the world-famous bridge.

“I currently live in Dunfermline but I’m based at Edinburgh Waverley and work routes up north to Aberdeen, and the trains to London King’s Cross,” the 25-year-old explained.

“When I have a minute - and if the weather is nice - I try to take a couple of snaps,” he added, “I’m by no means professional, but I try my best!”

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A train manager acting in the “spur of the moment” has captured a rare set of images of the Forth Bridge shrouded in fog. (Taylor Bennie)

Taylor said his latest photo is “definitely one of the ones I’m more proud of, especially since it was a spur of the moment shot at the right time in the right place.”

The image shows the famous red steel beams of the cantilever bridge criss-crossing each other above the empty train tracks below, while the world around them is masked by thick fog.

On Sunday, Taylor was able to capture the eerie image from the rear of the train as it passed over the Forth Bridge.

“The bridge is such an iconic feature of Scotland and many people mainly only see it from the ground at North and South Queensferry,” he said.

The image shows the famous red steel beams of the cantilever bridge criss-crossing each other above the empty train tracks below, while the world around them is masked by thick fog. (Taylor Bennie)

“It has interested a lot of people seeing it from an angle only a few people get to see.

“Everyone has loved seeing the bridge from a different perspective and with that mystical fog we’ve been having recently.

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Taylor Bennie, a train manager from Dunfermline, pictured here with his dog Hamish.

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