ONE of the nation's most loved locomotives is coming through Hereford on Friday.

The Flying Scotsman is expected at the city's railway station on May 19 at 1.08pm and expected to depart at 1.41pm.

It will be travelling from Shrewsbury to Cardiff and then Newport to Bristol Parkway via Gloucester later on the same day.

Huge crowds turned out last June in Hereford to watch the Flying Scotsman make its way through the county.

The Flying Scotsman was originally built in Doncaster for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER), emerging from the works on 24 February 1923.

The locomotive set two world records for steam traction. It was the first steam locomotive to be officially authenticated at reaching 100 miles per hour in 1934, and it then set a record for the longest non-stop run by a steam locomotive when it ran 422 miles in 1989 in Australia.