SOME of Britian’s most iconic machines were in Cumbria over the weekend as part of special events.

Both the Red Arrows and the Flying Scotsmen were in Cumbria exciting both plane and train enthusiasts.

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, is one of the world's premier aerobatic display teams. Based at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire, the Red Arrows had flown almost 5,000 displays in 57 countries.

News and Star: The Red Arrows with their iconic red, white and blue tail smokeThe Red Arrows with their iconic red, white and blue tail smoke (Image: Paul Grindley)The jets were due to fly over Whitehaven at 2.40pm on Saturday, September 9 as part of their flight from Blackpool over Morecambe Bay up to Scotland but were slightly early, flying over just after 2.30pm.

Crowds on the harbour got a good sight of the jets before they headed north towards Scotland.

Thousands of people were in Whitehaven across the weekend for Whitehaven Alive with Tinie Tempah and Sophie Ellis Bextor headlining the festival.

On Sunday, September 10, the No.60103 Flying Scotsman took a ride on the iconic Settle to Carlisle line.

Passengers were picked up at Leeds, Keighley, and Skipton, followed by a stop at Hellifield before joining the famous Settle & Carlisle Railway.

The train took a break in Carlisle for passengers to explore the city before will eventually leaving Carlisle for the return journey in the afternoon with a stop at Appleby.

News and Star: The Flying Scotsman in ApplebyThe Flying Scotsman in Appleby (Image: Elizabeth Johnston)The Flying Scotsman was designed by Sir Nigel Gresley and was the first train to travel from London to Edinburgh nonstop and become the first locomotive to travel more than 100 miles per hour.

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Despite Network Rail not releasing the exact timings for the Flying Scotsman, many people waited to see the iconic locomotive as it passed through the county.

Cumbria is no stranger to seeing some legendary engines passing through with the Settle to Carlisle route very popular with train tour companies.