The Flying Scotsman, one of the world’s most famous steam locomotives, is set to visit the Tyne Valley this summer.

The locomotive, which will start its journey at Doncaster before heading north to Carlisle, will then travel on the Carlisle - Newcastle line on the afternoon of Saturday, July 24.

Departing Carlisle at approximately 4pm, the Flying Scotsman will then head along the Tyne Valley line passing stations such as Haltwhistle, Haydon Bridge, Hexham and Prudhoe as it makes its way to Newcastle later that evening.

The route also includes passing through Wylam, the birthplace of railway engineer George Stephenson.

Last month saw the region welcome the LNER Thompson/Peppercorn 2-6-0 Class K1 62005 locomotive which also travelled on the Tyne Valley line.