A woman who took her desktop computer on a train brought an incredulous reaction from one fellow traveller.

The passenger was photographed on a train from Darlington to London Kings Cross by David Hill.

Mr Hill told the Daily Telegraph: "It was the Virgin East Coast Darlington - London on Tuesday 14.58 in First Class. I had just been to the vestibule and walked past and saw the full iMac computer on the table.

"I had to look twice, I was shocked to see such a large computer on the small table. At first I thought she was a staff member, so I actually walked past, and then thought I had to take a photo.

"I work for a software company, and been traveling on the trains for about 15 years, I have never seen anything like it. The lady had a full wired keyboard and mouse.

" I am still puzzled why someone would carry a desktop computer around, when a laptop would give her the same options, with more portability."