WATCH: The Flying Scotsman hurtles through Hampshire

The Flying Scotsman at St Denys. Picture: David Williamson
The Flying Scotsman at St Denys. Picture: David Williamson
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The world-famous Flying Scotsman passed through Hampshire today as part of its nationwide tour.

Train enthusiasts were out in force to spot the iconic steam engine travel through the countryside this morning.

Among them was David Williamson, who filmed the Flying Scotsman going through St Denys station at Southampton.

The train departed from Salisbury shortly before 9am, and the train will now rush towards the south coast and the docks in Southampton.

From there turned inland, following the River Itchen up to Eastleigh before heading back up to Salisbury.

When can I see the Flying Scotsman again?

The Flying Scotsman will make another appearance on June 3 as part of the Hampshire Hills Evening Tour.

On this occasion the train will depart from London Victoria at 5pm, before passing through Salisbury and the suburbs of Southampton.

It will then travel north to Winchester, pass through the edge of the South Downs and by Basingstoke as it heads back towards the capital.

Have you seen the Flying Scotsman? We’d love to see your photos. You can send them to kieran.davey@jpress.co.uk or message our Facebook page.

What is the Flying Scotsman?

The world-famous train began its service in 1862 and was given its famous name in 1924.

In 1928 it made the first ever non-stop tour from London to Edinburgh, reducing the journey time to eight hours.

Six years later its speed was clocked at 100mph on a special test run, making it the first locomotive in the UK to reach that speed.