GALLERY: The world's most famous steam engine comes to Northampton

Hundreds lined the train tracks in Northampton yesterday as the world's most famous steam engine chugged through the town on a journey south.

Wednesday, 12th April 2017, 1:58 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 8:20 pm
Claire Warden took this snap from Milton Malsor.

The Flying Scotsman whistled into the county via Rugby at around 4.30pm yesterday before making a short stop at the Northampton north junction.

Several readers got the chance to snap the impressive locomotive as it made its way past Kings Heath and into the town's train station - slightly later than planned - at around 5.25pm.

It then headed south past Milton Malsor and Roade before steaming out towards Milton Keynes.

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Claire Warden took this snap from Milton Malsor.

The Flying Scotsman returned to railway lines in 2015 following a £4.2 million restoration project.

Yesterday the engine, which was the first to reach 100mph in 1934, passed through Northampton on its way between Keighley station in West Yorkshire and Southall in Greater London.

Darryl Coueslant took this snap in Kings Heath.
Picture by Voyage Chauffeurs.
Neil Whitaker took this wonderful snap of the classic engine steaming through Long Buckby.
A crowd of people watched the Flying Scotsman head through Northampton station at around 5.20pm.
Claire Warden took this snap from Milton Malsor.
Darryl Coueslant took this snap in Kings Heath.
Picture by Voyage Chauffeurs.
Neil Whitaker took this wonderful snap of the classic engine steaming through Long Buckby.
A crowd of people watched the Flying Scotsman head through Northampton station at around 5.20pm.