Flying Scotsman makes return trip through Melton

This image of Flying Scotsman as it approached Melton was taken by Melton Times reader Richard Miller. He took the photo from foot bridge near Freeby Close, where his mother lives. EMN-160627-173200001

This image of Flying Scotsman as it approached Melton was taken by Melton Times reader Richard Miller. He took the photo from foot bridge near Freeby Close, where his mother lives. EMN-160627-173200001

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World-famous locomotive Flying Scotsman hurtled through the Melton area again on Saturday, with crowds of steam enthusiasts gathering at Melton Statio and along the route to see it.

Here’s a selection of photos people sent to the Melton Times as the train passed through the Melton area on its London to York journey.

This photo of Flying Scotsman in Melton on Saturday was taken by Wendy Goodson EMN-160627-173449001

This photo of Flying Scotsman in Melton on Saturday was taken by Wendy Goodson EMN-160627-173449001

A police helicopter flew above and ahead of the locomotive in a bid to prevent a repeat of an incident in the county in February, when people trespassed on the line forcing all trains on the East Coast mainline to stop.

This picture of 60103 Flying Scotsman near Rotherby on Saturday was taken by Paul Davies EMN-160627-173902001

This picture of 60103 Flying Scotsman near Rotherby on Saturday was taken by Paul Davies EMN-160627-173902001

This photo of Flying Scotsman on Saturday, on the track from Frisby to Hoby, was taken by Pam Lovesay EMN-160627-174330001

This photo of Flying Scotsman on Saturday, on the track from Frisby to Hoby, was taken by Pam Lovesay EMN-160627-174330001

This photo of Flying Scotsman at a very crowded Melton Station on Saturday was taken by steam enthusiast and amateur photorapher Kieran Evans EMN-160627-172801001

This photo of Flying Scotsman at a very crowded Melton Station on Saturday was taken by steam enthusiast and amateur photorapher Kieran Evans EMN-160627-172801001

Flying Scotsman speeds past admirers at Ashwell level crossing on Saturday EMN-160628-104031001

Flying Scotsman speeds past admirers at Ashwell level crossing on Saturday EMN-160628-104031001