Flying Scotsman steams through Hampshire on Valentine's Day

The iconic and best known steam engine in the world, Flying Scotsman, has been in Hampshire as part of celebrations to mark the reopening of the Mid Hants Railway. Part of it, near Alton, has been closed for the last year to allow a new bridge to be built.

The loco has been restored to her former glory after a massive fundraising campaign and attracts large crowds wherever she goes.

The Flying Scotsman arrives in Alton Credit: ITV
The men at the controls of Flying Scotsman Credit: ITV
  • Watch report by Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse below...

Interviewees: Alison Houghton, Mid Hants Railway; Alan Titchmarsh, patron, Mid Hants Railway; Richard Faithfull, driver.