AN ICONIC diesel steam locomotive passed through several Somerset train stations this Sunday.

Somerset train spotters flocked to their local stations to catch a glimpse of the Scots Guardsman train.Somerset County Gazette: Scots Guardsman train passing through Somerset.Scots Guardsman train passing through Somerset. (Image: Jeff Acreman)

The Royal Scot locomotive set off from Bristol Temple Meads on the morning of August 20.

Yatton, Highbridge and Burnham, and Bridgwater were just some of the stations the 97-year-old train passed through on its voyage. It even stopped at Taunton station to pick up some more lucky commuters.

Passengers on board were treated to a luxury trip to visit the Duchy of Cornwall - a private estate established in 1337 by King Edward III.

The event was organised by The Railway Touring Company. Fares to ride aboard the historic steam engine ranged from £109 for a standard junior ticket, to £309 for an adult 'Premier' ticket.

Those who paid extra for premier class were treated to a full English breakfast, as well as a four course dinner, with all food being prepared on board the train.