THE majestic Flying Scotsman was the focus of attention on the Settle to Carlisle line as the loco made its way through the district on Sunday.

The engine headed north in the late morning but had an impromptu stop near Long Preston on the return journey due to a red light.

Observer Thomas Beresford, who captured the loco on camera said Flying Scotsman was 'absolutely flying though Settle only to be held up and brought to a stop by a red signal at Long Preston. Absolutely struggled setting off from the signal but credit to the top driver'.

The 60103 with its distinctive green livery is one of the most recognised engines and is famous throughout the world.  It was the first locomotive to reach 100mph in 1934. It has been seen in the area a few times since its 10-year, £4.2million restoration by the National Railway Museum, completed seven years ago.