A WORLD-famous steam locomotive is making tracks for Keighley.

Flying Scotsman is to spend five days hauling services along the five-mile Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.

And before taking to the tracks on the popular heritage line, the legendary loco – which this year is marking a century since it first entered service – will be on static display at Ingrow West station.

Visitors will have the chance to step onboard the footplate of the engine and walk through the corridor tender.

There will also be a schedule of events taking place around the display, including a fine dining experience, live music and a Flying Scotsman festival weekend featuring a host of activities.

Thousands of people are expected to converge on the railway when the loco visits, in May.

Flying Scotsman will be in steam between Keighley and Oxenhope from May 25 to 29.

A Keighley & Worth Valley Railway spokesperson said: "This is a great opportunity to take in the atmosphere of the bygone age with a global celebrity at the head of your train! The combination of the steam, smell and the Bronte line is more than enough to bring back memories of a very different world decades ago, perhaps from your childhood."

Dr Matt Stroh, the railway's chair, says it is "a real honour" to be hosting Flying Scotsman in its centenary year.

He adds: "We look forward to welcoming the nation’s favourite steam loco to the Worth Valley and sharing the experience with our visitors, with opportunities to ride on trains hauled by Flying Scotsman and to join us in a month-long festival of activities."

A limited number of tickets will be available to enjoy a cream tea in a box onboard a 1930s Pullman carriage or 1960s restaurant car, which will be hauled by the loco.

The price for standard class will start from £32 for an adult and £22 for children, including a full line return trip behind Flying Scotsman, a Day Rover with unlimited travel on other services running that day, and free entry to the two Ingrow museums.

Advance tickets for the Flying Scotsman festival can be bought online at kwvr.co.uk.

Flying Scotsman was built at Doncaster in 1923, at a cost of nearly £8,000.

The locomotive, which weighs 97 tonnes and is 70 feet long, was the first steam engine to officially reach 100mph and the first to circumnavigate the globe.