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Your photographs of the Flying Scotsman steaming through East Anglia

PUBLISHED: 08:41 12 November 2017 | UPDATED: 08:56 12 November 2017

The Flying Scotsman pictured from a microlight aircraft on its return to Norwich. Picture: Simon Stoodley

The Flying Scotsman pictured from a microlight aircraft on its return to Norwich. Picture: Simon Stoodley

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The famous Flying Scotsman has been steaming through East Anglia this weekend and hundreds of photographers took to the railways to catch a glimpse.

The Flying Scotsman shortly after it departed Norwich for London via Ely. Picture: James Clay The Flying Scotsman shortly after it departed Norwich for London via Ely. Picture: James Clay

The first trip on Saturday morning saw the Scotsman steam down the Great Eastern Main Line to the new Bacon Factory curve where the train went through Westerfield, before reversing back into Ipswich.

The locomotive then set off again on a return fast run back to Norwich, retracing the outward route.

In the afternoon, passengers enjoyed a trip to London with the engine, which departed from Norwich at approximately 2pm.

The route took passengers on a fast run south through Ely and Cambridge before picking up the East Coast route to London.

The Flying Scotsman at Westerfield Station. Picture: Annelie Doick The Flying Scotsman at Westerfield Station. Picture: Annelie Doick

The Flying Scotsman passing near Marston Marshes. Picture: Rowan Mantell The Flying Scotsman passing near Marston Marshes. Picture: Rowan Mantell

The Flying Scotsman pictured from a microlight aircraft on its return to Norwich. Picture: Simon Stoodley The Flying Scotsman pictured from a microlight aircraft on its return to Norwich. Picture: Simon Stoodley

The Flying Scotsman on its return from Ipswich. Picture: Darren Wright The Flying Scotsman on its return from Ipswich. Picture: Darren Wright

The engine was due to arrive in Norwich on October 18 but never made it, after breaking down in Peterborough when it experienced problems with its hot axle box.

Crowds gather on the platform at the Norwich Rail Station to see the Flying Scotsman. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Crowds gather on the platform at the Norwich Rail Station to see the Flying Scotsman. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Built in 1923, the Flying Scotsman was employed on long-distance express trains on the London North Eastern Railway and its successors, British Railways Eastern and North-Eastern Regions.

It got its name from the London to Edinburgh service. The locomotive set two world records for steam traction, becoming the first steam locomotive to be officially authenticated at reaching 100 miles per hour (160.9 km/h) on November 30, 1934.

It also set a record for the longest non-stop run by a steam locomotive.

Did you get any pictures of the Flying Scotsman? Email dominic.gilbert@archant.co.uk

The Flying Scotsman passing through Wymondham. Picture: Hilary Gostling The Flying Scotsman passing through Wymondham. Picture: Hilary Gostling

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