Crowds turn out to see Flying Scotsman

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Crowds of people turned out to watch Flying Scotsman speed through the Melton area as the legendary locomotive made its way to York.

Over the past 10 years the passenger train has undergone a £4.2 million restoration and has finally returned to the tracks.

Flying Scotsman as seen from the top of Dalby Road bridge EMN-160606-094749001

Flying Scotsman as seen from the top of Dalby Road bridge EMN-160606-094749001

On Saturday the world-famous 1923-built steam train came through Melton, with the platforms at Melton Station packed with people waiting to see the train.

The engine was hauling the ‘Yorkshireman’ train which stopped at the station for about five minutes to take on passengers before continuing its journey.

Crowds also gathered at other vantage points, including Dalby Road bridge, to see the iconic engine chuff through Melton.

Other steam train enthusiasts managed to catch its journey on camera at various points including as the train passed through Brentingby, Wyfordby and Frisby.

People of ages gathered on the Dalby Road bridge in Melton on Saturday to get a glimpse of Flying Scotsman EMN-160606-095010001

People of ages gathered on the Dalby Road bridge in Melton on Saturday to get a glimpse of Flying Scotsman EMN-160606-095010001

Built in 1923, Flying Scotsman was the first locomotive built for the London and North Eastern Railway, making its first journey on February 24, 1923. It was given the name Flying Scotsman after its popular journey from London to Edinburgh, which started daily at 10am.

If you missed it on Saturday don’t panic - Flying Scotsman is back in the area on June 25.

This photo of Flying Scotsman coming into Melton Station was taken by Peter Warner EMN-160606-105815001

This photo of Flying Scotsman coming into Melton Station was taken by Peter Warner EMN-160606-105815001

This photo of Flying Scotsman was taken by Melton woman Laura Jones  as the famous locomotive reached Brentingby on Saturday EMN-160606-095532001

This photo of Flying Scotsman was taken by Melton woman Laura Jones as the famous locomotive reached Brentingby on Saturday EMN-160606-095532001

This photo of Flying Scotsman, it the famous locomotive passed through Frisby on Saturday, was taken by Margaret Cooper EMN-160606-110145001

This photo of Flying Scotsman, it the famous locomotive passed through Frisby on Saturday, was taken by Margaret Cooper EMN-160606-110145001

This photo of Flying Scotsman passing through Frisby on Saturday was taken by Pam Lovesay EMN-160606-110605001

This photo of Flying Scotsman passing through Frisby on Saturday was taken by Pam Lovesay EMN-160606-110605001