Stunning pictures of The Flying Scotsman have emerged as the steam locomotive is in Sussex for a few days.

The 100-year-old train arrived at the Bluebell Railway, near Uckfield, on Wednesday, August 23.

It is its first visit to the railway in six years. It was due to come in 2022 but had to be postponed, with many ticket holders deciding to keep their bookings and wait more than a year to experience the “giant of steam”.

The Flying Scotsman has been running non-stop return trains from Sheffield Park Station to East Grinstead Station on regular services and special dining trains. It will remain in the county until Sunday, September 3.

While most tickets are sold out, you can still buy tickets for other trains during the event where you can hop on and off at stations to see the Flying Scotsman as it passes and for the static event where the Flying Scotsman will be on display in light steam.

There are also visits available during the static display event where visitors can see the heart of the train via the corridor tender and speak to crews to find out what driving the “giant” is really like. More information here.