OXFORDSHIRE got a glimpse of the world famous Flying Scotsman earlier as it twice passed through the county on a return trip to Worcester.

Oxford Mail Camera Club members managed to capture the historic engine in all its glory as it made an appearance on the tracks.

Leaving London Paddington at 7.40am, the train was set to reach Didcot at 9.08am before arriving at Worcester at 11.50am.

On the way back, it was due to leave Worcester at 4.13pm, reach Didcot at 6.36pm and arrive in Paddington at 8.08pm.

Geoffrey Hill shared this picture of Flying Scotsman on the tracks this morning. 

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Dubbed the 'nation's favourite locomotive', Flying Scotsman was originally built in Doncaster for the London and North Eastern Railway in 1923. 

In 1934, it clocked at 100mph on a special test run – officially the first locomotive in the UK to have reached that speed.

Dave Cox, the photographer for the Oxford Mail's sister paper, The Swindon Advertiser, captured the famous engine as it arrived in Swindon. Oxford Mail:

Flying Scotsman was not the only historic steam train out and about today. 

Clun Castle, built at the former Great Western Railway works at Swindon in 1950, was also on the tracks. 

Camera Club member Becca Collacott captured took this picture of the engine pumping out steam. 

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Ms Collacott also captured Flying Scotsman later in the day during her return trip back through Oxfordshire.

This image was taken from Radley station.

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Camera Club stalwart Bryan Robertson joined the crowds at Charlbury to get a glimpse of the engine. 

He said: "Flying Scotsman cruised into Charlbury 10 minutes early from Worcester and was duly watered in front of a huge crowd of two to three hundred very orderly people.

"The service train due ito clear the line so she could leave was 15 minutes late so we all enjoyed 45 minutes soaking up the atmospheric smell of the hot oil, coal dust and steam, once the norm for people catching a steam train many years ago.

"I could see some older folk getting quite emotional, especially when the safety valve blew followed by a nice bit of whistle blowing and then as she made a brisk departure.

"Well worth going to see today."

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We loved the contrasts in this picture by Mark Bentley.

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