TRAINSPOTTERS got a glimpse of the world's most famous locomotive - the Flying Scotsman - this morning (Tuesday) as it powered through Stourbridge Junction Railway Station on its way to a steam gala in Kidderminster.

The iconic steam train was caught on camera as it passed through the station shortly after 11am.

A number of train fans, however, were disappointed to have missed the spectacle.

The locomotive had been scheduled to run through the station on Monday morning – to make its way from Tyseley, Birmingham, to the Severn Valley Railway in Worcestershire where it will be the star attraction at its Pacific Power event running from Thursday September 22 to Monday September 26 - but the journey was cancelled due to a technical glitch.

The pass-through was never officially rescheduled though - leaving trainspotters guessing when it might put in an appearance and later some were somewhat miffed to have missed it.

Stourbridge Shuttle driver Roger Morton and ticket office assistant Kevin Johnson, however, were among the lucky ones who did manage to get a glimpse of the elusive Scotsman as it made its way majestically through the station.

Designed by Nigel Gresley for the London North Eastern Railway (LNER) - the Flying Scotsman was built in 1923 at Doncaster Railway Works.

It represented the LNR at the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley in 1924 and 1925 – and hauled the first non-stop London to Edinburgh service in May 1928, completing the journey in eight hours and 15 minutes.

The first steam locomotive to officially reach 100mph in November 1934 - it even starred in the film ‘The Flying Scotsman’ in 1929.

The SVR is one of the first heritage railways to welcome the Flying Scotsman, now owned by the National Rail Museum in York, since its return to passenger service earlier this year.

And the Railway's Pacific Power event, which starts with a charity day tomorrow (Wednesday September 21), is one of the biggest heritage steam events it has ever hosted.

The event, which will also include an appearance by the famous Tornado steam locomotive, has generated unprecedented interest from across the UK, with tickets selling out fast.

But to avoid overcrowding - access to the Railway’s six stations will be limited, with only those holding pre-booked tickets guaranteed access.

To ensure as many people as possible can enjoy the one-off steam spectacle, however, the SVR has been working with attractions and owners of land alongside the line to offer safe places for people to see the locomotives as they travel along the Railway’s 16-mile span.

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