Excitement as Flying Scotsman passes through Northumberland

The Flying Scotsman at Stannington. Picture by John Tuttiett
The Flying Scotsman at Stannington. Picture by John Tuttiett

Trainspotters were out in force earlier today as the famous Flying Scotsman passed through Northumberland.

Flying Scotsman returned to the East Coast Main Line, an electrified line, in February after a 10-year, £4.2million refurbishment by the National Railway Museum. Its inaugural journey from London King’s Cross to York was greeted by thousands of people lining the route.

It is touring the UK throughout the summer, which started on Tuesday when it made a return journey from York to Newcastle, before today's one-way trip from York to Edinburgh.

The steam train passed through Morpeth around 6.30pm then Alnmouth at 6.45pm and Belford about 20 minutes later followed by Berwick.

The Flying Scotsman pictured at Lesbury. Picture by Adam Sparrow

The Flying Scotsman pictured at Lesbury. Picture by Adam Sparrow

Picture by Jenny Handley, aged 17.

Picture by Jenny Handley, aged 17.

At Alnmouth. Picture by Colin Platt  Alnmouth Camera Club.

At Alnmouth. Picture by Colin Platt Alnmouth Camera Club.

Near Shortridge Hall between Hipsburn and Warkworth. Picture by Jordan Thompson

Near Shortridge Hall between Hipsburn and Warkworth. Picture by Jordan Thompson