THE Flying Scotsman has been pictured in Cumbria as part of its latest journey in its centenary year. 

The iconic steam locomotive first took passengers from York to Leeds and then along the Settle to Carlisle line before travelling along the scenic line past Brampton before returning to York.

This is the most recent in a string of visits to Cumbria by the Flying Scotsman this year as it celebrates 100 years since it started operating and became the fastest locomotive on the network.

Synonymous with the golden age of rail travel, the Flying Scotsman was built in Doncaster in 1923 and has become a star attraction in the collection of the National Railway Museum in York, where it is a working museum exhibit.

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The Settle to Carlisle line cuts through the northern Pennines and Yorkshire Dales and was a triumph of Victorian engineering and architecture when it opened in the 19th century.

The 72-mile route, with its 22 viaducts, including the magnificent 24-arch Ribblehead viaduct, and 14 tunnels, is regularly voted one of the 10 greatest train journeys in the world.

A survivor from the golden age of steam locomotives, 45627 Sierra Leone was also spotted earlier in the summer,  carrying passengers from Chester over the Settle to Carlisle line.