HUGE crowds have gathered at Salisbury train station to see the famous Flying Scotsman up close as it tours the south coast.

The popular train left Westbury at 11.30am this morning arriving in Salisbury at around midday.

The train left Salisbury railway station at 2pm and travelling through Dean, Mottisfont and Dunbridge, Romsey, Redbridge, Millbrook, Southampton Central, St Denys, Swaythling, Southampton Airport Parkway, Eastleigh and Chandlers Ford, before it will head back through Romsey and Mottisfont and Dunbridge - arriving back at Salisbury for about 4pm.

The Flying Scotsman, which made history in 1934 when it became the first to reach 100mph, is back on Britain’s railways after a decade-long restoration project costing £4.2 million thanks to the National Railway Museum.

Salisbury Journal:

The route the Flying Scotsman will take​