The Flying Scotsman is set to return to Hertfordshire next month on a journey up to York.

The famous locomotive will travel through Potters Bar, Welwyn Garden City, Stevenage and Hitchin as it races its way to the north of England.

Train enthusiasts in Hertfordshire have been treated to several visits from the Flying Scotsman already this year, most recently as part of its 'Centenary Weekender' celebrations in June.

It will be heading up to York after spending some time at Bluebell Railway in Sussex as part of the ongoing anniversary.

The journey northwards, to its home at the National Railway Museum in York, will be made from East Grinstead, near the Bluebell Railway, beginning at 10.05pm on Monday, September 4.

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Anybody wishing to see the engine in Hertfordshire will face a late night, however, as most of the journey will be taking place in the early hours.

It is scheduled to pass through Potters Bar at 12.36am on Tuesday, September 5, before continuing through WGC at 12.45am, Stevenage at 12.53am, and Hitchin at 1am.

Officially the first steam locomotive to reach 100mph, 60103 Flying Scotsman left Doncaster Works in 1923.

Designed by Sir Nigel Gresley and built for the LNER, it was named ‘Flying Scotsman’ after operating the daily 10am service between London King’s Cross and Edinburgh Waverley until 1963.