When to see the Flying Scotsman in Rutland and Melton this weekend - timings and locations

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One of the most famous steam locomotives in the world is passing through the county this weekend - and we have all the details on where you can spot it from.

The Flying Scotsman steams through our region on Saturday (June 4) morning, and it is expected thousands will clamour for a peek at the legendary locomotive.

The steam locomotive has returned to the tracks following a ten year restoration programme costing £4.2 million.

So, where can you see it?

Rule number one is: Do not trespass on the railway. It’s dangerous for you, it’s dangerous for the train passengers, and you could be prosecuted.

The approximate train times for scheduled stops are expected to be as follows:

Leaves London Victoria: 06:35am

Stop at St Albans: 08:05

Stop at Luton: 08:20

Stop at Bedford: 08.50

Stop at Kettering: 09:40

(passing through Corby Station at about: 09:50)

(passing over Harringworth Viaduct at about: 09:58)

(passing through Manton at about: 10:03)

(passing through Oakham at about: 10:08)

Melton Mowbray: 10:45

York: 2pm

Although the carriages will pass back through the county on the return journey on Saturday evening, they will be pulled by a diesel locomotive.

And if you miss it all - don’t panic! The Flying Scotsman will be back on June 25 to do it all again.