STEAM fans were out and about in Herefordshire as iconic loco Royal Scot thundered through the county.

Hereford Times: Crossing the Wye in HerefordCrossing the Wye in Hereford (Image: James Maden Walters)

The locomotive, hauling a train of carriages, arrived in the county from Abergavenny, heading into Pontrilas just before 11am on July 13.

Hereford Times: Royal Scot at Hereford StationRoyal Scot at Hereford Station (Image: Ollie Powell)


Originally built in 1927, the flagship engine of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) departed Slough at 6.24am.

Hereford Times: Royal Scot alongside a much more modern engine in HerefordRoyal Scot alongside a much more modern engine in Hereford (Image: Sara Ayliffe)

It then travelled into Hereford, arriving just before 11.15am.

After leaving the city, Royal Scot headed through Leominster and into Shropshire, where it finished its journey at 12.37pm.

Hereford Times: Royal Scot in HerefordRoyal Scot in Hereford (Image: William TC)

The train then headed back through the county on its way home later in the afternoon.