Flying Scotsman to pass through Staffordshire this weekend - where you can see it
The world-famous Flying Scotsman is set to pass through Staffordshire this weekend as it pulls an excursion train to celebrate its 100th anniversary.
This year marks 100 years of the express passenger loco, which was the first to officially reach 100mph on British railway lines back in 1934.
Flying Scotsman will haul 'The Cheshireman', a private railtour from London Euston to Chester and return.
As part of the journey, 'The Cheshireman' will be passing through Lichfield Trent Valley, Rugeley and Stafford stations before continuing its journey to Chester.
Nuneaton will be the final stop to pick up passengers before it passes through Lichfield.
After spending several hours in Chester, Flying Scotsman will make the return journey to London Euston, passing through the same stations.
While the trip itself is fully booked up, anyone wanting to catch a glimpse of the legendary locomotive will be able to do so as it stops in the region.
Exact times have so far not been released.
The Railway Touring Company, which has organised the trip, has said: "Due to safety reasons, timings are not available for public viewing."
Timings for trains pulled by Flying Scotsman have often been closely guarded due to trespass incidents as people try to set their eyes on the 100-year-old loco.
Anyone who does go out to see it should not trespess on railway lines or leave the boundaries of station platforms.