Did you catch a glimpse of the Flying Scotsman as it made its way though Suffolk?

The world famous locomotive the Flying Scotsman steams into Westerfield Station just outside Ipswich

The world famous locomotive the Flying Scotsman steams into Westerfield Station just outside Ipswich as part of railtour from Norwich station PICTURE BY ASHLEY PICKERING/ANGLIA PICTURE AGENCY - Credit: Ashley Pickering/Anglia Picture Agency

Hundreds got to see the world famous Flying Scotsman locomotive this morning as it steamed through the Suffolk countryside.

Flying Scotsman at Needham Market Station. Picture: BOB REASON

Flying Scotsman at Needham Market Station. Picture: BOB REASON - Credit: Archant

The iconic steam engine was greeted by cheering crowds as it made its journey from Norwich to Ipswich - and back again.

Flying Scotsman at Needham Market Station. Picture: BOB REASON

Flying Scotsman at Needham Market Station. Picture: BOB REASON - Credit: Archant

It set off from the city at 8am today, Saturday, November 11, passing through Suffolk between 9am and 10am.

Taken at Needham Lakes on it's return journey to Norwich

Taken at Needham Lakes on it's return journey to Norwich - Credit: Peter Gaskin

It was the last time the engine will grace the rails this year before it goes in for maintenance work over winter.

Flying Scotsman passing through Needham Market Station on it's last outing of the year.

Flying Scotsman passing through Needham Market Station on it's last outing of the year. - Credit: Bob Reason

The iconic engine was originally due to embark on the trip in October, but it was put back a month after one of its axles was found to be running hot on its way to the region from its base in York.

The world famous locomotive the Flying Scotsman steams into Westerfield Station just outside Ipswich

The world famous locomotive the Flying Scotsman steams into Westerfield Station just outside Ipswich as part of railtour from Norwich station PICTURE BY ASHLEY PICKERING/ANGLIA PICTURE AGENCY - Credit: Ashley Pickering/Anglia Picture Agency

Today was the locomotive’s first visit to Ipswich since the late 1960s – it made two visits to the town in 1967 and 1969.

The world famous locomotive the Flying Scotsman steams into Westerfield Station just outside Ipswich

The world famous locomotive the Flying Scotsman steams into Westerfield Station just outside Ipswich as part of railtour from Norwich station PICTURE BY ASHLEY PICKERING/ANGLIA PICTURE AGENCY - Credit: Ashley Pickering/Anglia Picture Agency

Readers have been sending their superb photos of the Flying Scotsman throughout the morning - but we would love to see more of them.

People arrived early to see the Flying Scotsman pull into Westerfield Station. PICTURE BY ASHLEY PI

People arrived early to see the Flying Scotsman pull into Westerfield Station. PICTURE BY ASHLEY PICKERING/ANGLIA PICTURE AGENCY - Credit: Ashley Pickering/Anglia Picture Agency

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The world famous locomotive the Flying Scotsman steams into Westerfield Station just outside Ipswich

The world famous locomotive the Flying Scotsman steams into Westerfield Station just outside Ipswich as part of railtour from Norwich station PICTURE BY ASHLEY PICKERING/ANGLIA PICTURE AGENCY - Credit: Ashley Pickering/Anglia Picture Agency

The weather was perfect to get a picture of Flying Scotsman. PICTURE BY ASHLEY PICKERING/ANGLIA PIC

The weather was perfect to get a picture of Flying Scotsman. PICTURE BY ASHLEY PICKERING/ANGLIA PICTURE AGENCY - Credit: Ashley Pickering/Anglia Picture Agency

The world famous locomotive the Flying Scotsman steams into Westerfield Station just outside Ipswich

The world famous locomotive the Flying Scotsman steams into Westerfield Station just outside Ipswich as part of railtour from Norwich station PICTURE BY ASHLEY PICKERING/ANGLIA PICTURE AGENCY - Credit: Ashley Pickering/Anglia Picture Agency

The world famous locomotive the Flying Scotsman steams into Westerfield Station just outside Ipswich

The world famous locomotive the Flying Scotsman steams into Westerfield Station just outside Ipswich as part of railtour from Norwich station PICTURE BY ASHLEY PICKERING/ANGLIA PICTURE AGENCY - Credit: Ashley Pickering/Anglia Picture Agency

The world famous locomotive the Flying Scotsman steams into Westerfield Station just outside Ipswich

The world famous locomotive the Flying Scotsman steams into Westerfield Station just outside Ipswich as part of railtour from Norwich station PICTURE BY ASHLEY PICKERING/ANGLIA PICTURE AGENCY - Credit: Ashley Pickering/Anglia Picture Agency

The world famous locomotive the Flying Scotsman steams into Westerfield Station just outside Ipswich

The world famous locomotive the Flying Scotsman steams into Westerfield Station just outside Ipswich as part of railtour from Norwich station PICTURE BY ASHLEY PICKERING/ANGLIA PICTURE AGENCY - Credit: Ashley Pickering/Anglia Picture Agency

The world famous locomotive the Flying Scotsman steams into Westerfield Station just outside Ipswich

The world famous locomotive the Flying Scotsman steams into Westerfield Station just outside Ipswich as part of railtour from Norwich station PICTURE BY ASHLEY PICKERING/ANGLIA PICTURE AGENCY - Credit: Ashley Pickering/Anglia Picture Agency

The world famous locomotive the Flying Scotsman steams into Westerfield Station just outside Ipswich

The world famous locomotive the Flying Scotsman steams into Westerfield Station just outside Ipswich as part of railtour from Norwich station PICTURE BY ASHLEY PICKERING/ANGLIA PICTURE AGENCY - Credit: Ashley Pickering/Anglia Picture Agency

Westerfield station has never seen so many people! PICTURE BY ASHLEY PICKERING/ANGLIA PICTURE AGENCY

Westerfield station has never seen so many people! PICTURE BY ASHLEY PICKERING/ANGLIA PICTURE AGENCY - Credit: Ashley Pickering/Anglia Picture Agency

The world famous locomotive the Flying Scotsman steams into Westerfield Station just outside Ipswich

The world famous locomotive the Flying Scotsman steams into Westerfield Station just outside Ipswich as part of railtour from Norwich station PICTURE BY ASHLEY PICKERING/ANGLIA PICTURE AGENCY - Credit: Ashley Pickering/Anglia Picture Agency

The world famous locomotive the Flying Scotsman steams into Westerfield Station just outside Ipswich

The world famous locomotive the Flying Scotsman steams into Westerfield Station just outside Ipswich as part of railtour from Norwich station PICTURE BY ASHLEY PICKERING/ANGLIA PICTURE AGENCY - Credit: Ashley Pickering/Anglia Picture Agency

Flying Scotsman preapres to leave Westerfield to return to Norwich.
PICTURE BY ASHLEY PICKERING/ANGL

Flying Scotsman preapres to leave Westerfield to return to Norwich. PICTURE BY ASHLEY PICKERING/ANGLIA PICTURE AGENCY - Credit: Ashley Pickering/Anglia Picture Agency

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