THE world-famous Flying Scotsman is set to make a tour around Oxfordshire this afternoon.

On its latest outing, the legendary steam engine is due to leave Oxford Parkway at 12.54pm.

It will then chuff through Berkshire and Wiltshire and Didcot to Reading before taking a scenic route through Hungerford, along the Kennet and Avon canal, past the Vale of Pewsey.

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It will then come back along the Great Western Railway line through Swindon before heading back to Oxford where it is due to arrive at 5.23pm.

Trainspotters should stay on the train platform at all stations station and not put themselves at risk. when the Flying Scotsman travels through it.

The 90-year-old train weighs more than 150 tonnes and uses 45lb of coal and 40 gallons of water a mile.

In 1928 it started transporting passengers between London Kings Cross and Edinburgh.