IT'S full steam ahead at Lathalmond Railway Museum as West Fife commemorates Dunfermline's city status.

The heritage project has named one of their locomotives to mark the title conferred officially this month by the King.

Workers rushed to complete the job, set to be completed in November originally, to unveil the 'City of Dunfermline' engine and celebrate the Royal occasion.

"We have chosen one which worked at Rosyth Dockyard," Grant Robertson, trustee and treasurer at Shed47 Railway Restoration Group, told the Press.

"It's been around for about 20 years in the locality and we have been using it over the season.

"It was a bit of a daft idea, we have nameplates of famous locomotives in our shop – one is City of Edinburgh – and one of our volunteers said why not have City of Dunfermline!"

The D2650, previously MOD251, has been at the museum for 15 years, following 10 in Rosyth, and has been painted in a colour scheme which reflects the time period where naming engines was popular.

It is currently used to haul passenger trains on the museum's two operational lines during open days.

Provost of Fife Jim Leishman unveiled the engine's new nameplate at a private ceremony with staff and invited guests.

Their Majesties King Charles and the Queen Consort visited Dunfermline last Monday in their first official engagement since the end of formal royal mourning for her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

They attended an official council meeting at the City Chambers and toured the Abbey following a welcome from community groups, including a pipe band, and local school children.

Lathalmond Railway Museum, at the M90 Commerce Park, is now closed for the winter season and will reopen in April.