THE Flying Scotsman passed through the Tyne Valley over the weekend as part of its centenary celebrations.

The train has visited towns and cities across the country throughout the year to mark the occasion, and travelled through the Tyne Valley on the Hadrian excursion on Saturday, October 14.

Hexham Courant: The Flying Scotsman crossing the South Tyne near BeltinghamThe Flying Scotsman crossing the South Tyne near Beltingham (Image: Rodney Towers)

The centenary tour started on East Lancashire Railway in March and will continue with the locomotive travelling on various excursions until December. 

It will also be on display at the Railway Museum in York.

The departing station on Saturday was Derby and passengers travelled the Settle to Carlisle Railway, the Tyne Valley Line, and along the East Coast Main Line.

Hexham Courant: The Flying Scotsman at StocksfieldThe Flying Scotsman at Stocksfield (Image: Simpixels)

Our readers shared their photos of the locomotive travelling on its expedition, passing through Melkridge, Stocksfield and Milton, near Brampton.

Hexham Courant Camera Club member Derek Sim saw the Flying Scotsman as it passed through Stocksfield train station. He said: "It was quite a good turnout for the Flying Scotsman, the youngsters were screaming and clapping as it thundered through."

Hexham Courant: The Flying Scotsman approaching Milton, near BramptonThe Flying Scotsman approaching Milton, near Brampton (Image: News and Star Facebook Camera Club)

Rodney Towers photographed the locomotive as it crossed the South Tyne near Beltingham.

News & Star Camera Club member Paul Grindley saw the train approaching Milton.  

The passenger train first entered service on February 24 1923 and was designed by chief engineer Sir Nigel Gresley and built at Doncaster’s Lyndon North Eastern Railway Works.

Hexham Courant: The Flying Scotsman in StocksfieldThe Flying Scotsman in Stocksfield (Image: Simpixels)

During the Flying Scotsman's time of service, it broke two world records, including being the first steam locomotive to break 100mph in 1934.

It received a £4.5 million refurbishment at the National Railway Museum in 2006. In 2016, the train moved using its own steam engine for the first time in over a decade.

Activities will take place marking the locomotive's 100 years until the start of next year.

A centenary festival will take place from December 16 to January 2 at the Locomotion Museum in Shildon. This will give the public the opportunity to step aboard to see where the crew works and the chance to see the building of a 60-tonne sand sculpture paying tribute to the Flying Scotsman.