THE Flying Scotsman will be passing through Hartford this morning, Tuesday.

The legendary locomotive is set to whistle through the village at approximately 11.52am as it makes its way south to Alresford Station in Hampshire.

Regarded as the most famous steam locomotive in the world, the Scotsman will be making its way down the spine of the country throughout the day, starting in Bury.

It will then pass though Manchester, Salford, Warrington, Hartford and Crewe, where it will continue its journey down south.

On arrival at Alresford, train enthusiasts will be able to board the Scotsman and travel in style through the Hampshire countryside overlooking the South Downs National Park.

Sadly, tickets to ride the steam train have already sold out.

Built in Doncaster, the Scotsman became the first locomotive of the newly formed London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) and left the works in February 1923.

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

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