Your photographs of the Flying Scotsman steaming through East Anglia
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The famous Flying Scotsman has been steaming through East Anglia this weekend and hundreds of photographers took to the railways to catch a glimpse.
The first trip on Saturday morning saw the Scotsman steam down the Great Eastern Main Line to the new Bacon Factory curve where the train went through Westerfield, before reversing back into Ipswich.
The locomotive then set off again on a return fast run back to Norwich, retracing the outward route.
In the afternoon, passengers enjoyed a trip to London with the engine, which departed from Norwich at approximately 2pm.
The route took passengers on a fast run south through Ely and Cambridge before picking up the East Coast route to London.
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The engine was due to arrive in Norwich on October 18 but never made it, after breaking down in Peterborough when it experienced problems with its hot axle box.
Built in 1923, the Flying Scotsman was employed on long-distance express trains on the London North Eastern Railway and its successors, British Railways Eastern and North-Eastern Regions.
It got its name from the London to Edinburgh service. The locomotive set two world records for steam traction, becoming the first steam locomotive to be officially authenticated at reaching 100 miles per hour (160.9 km/h) on November 30, 1934.
It also set a record for the longest non-stop run by a steam locomotive.
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