I was very lucky really to get anywhere near the Royal Train. It's fiercely guarded and, if you have seen my pictures of the Royal Visit to Manchester 2008, you will see that the crowd are kept well away from the platform pending the arrival of the Royal Party.
However, after the departure of Her Most Excellent Majesty and His Royal Highness by State Bentley, things relaxed a little and I was allowed on the platform to get some pictures of the Royal Train close at hand.
I'm not really a train-spotter, mind you, but they are always threatening to do away with the Royal Train so I might never get another chance!
I hope you will take a look!