TRAINSPOTTERS have been able to capture a glimpse of a world-famous locomotive as it travelled through Southampton today.

The Flying Scotsman is one of the world's most recognisable trains completed a countryside tour today, and passed through Southampton Central Station.

The journey departed from Southampton at 2.20pm, after travelling down from London this morning.

It took a sold-out group of passengers on a journey, beginning with views of Southampton docks and the Solent.

The locomotive then followed the River Itchen to Eastleigh before making its way to Winchester and into the South Downs.

It is also set to pass Salisbury before making its way back to Southampton.