Steam train fans will be able to see the Flying Scotsman as it returns to Fife tomorrow. 

The much-loved locomotive will be puffing over the most famous railway bridge in the world, the Forth Bridge, in three special excursions organised by the Scottish Railway Preservation Society (SRPS). 

After crossing the river it will travel through Aberdour, Burntisland and Kinghorn to Kirkcaldy.

Each train then continues through Dunfermline and along the coast through Culross and Kincardine, before journeying on to Clackmannan, Alloa and Stirling.

The Flying Scotsman will then steam through Falkirk to complete the Forth Circle.

There are three trips on Sunday, a morning train leaving Linlithgow at 8.55am and returning at 12.40pm, an afternoon departure from Dalmeny at 1.55pm and back at 6.50pm, and the evening journey starting at Inverkeithing at 7pm and returning at 10.35pm. 

The Flying Scotsman was built in 1923 for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) at Doncaster Works and hauled long-distance expresses on the east coast main line between Edinburgh and London.

It set two world records for a steam locomotive, becoming the first to be officially authenticated at reaching 100 miles per hour and the longest non-stop run when it ran 422 miles in 1989 while in Australia.

It was retired from service by British Rail in 1963 and gained considerable fame in preservation under the ownership of Alan Pegler, Sir William McAlpine, Tony Marchington and now the National Railway Museum in York.

It was restored at a cost of more than £4 million and has been back in Fife for a number of tours since 2016. 

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