THREE black-tie dinners are being held as part of activities celebrating Flying Scotsman's visit next month to the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.

The legendary loco, which this year marks its centenary, is spending May on the five-mile line.

Guests at the dinners, in Oxenhope's exhibition hall on May 18, 19 and 20, will also have the chance to get up close to Flying Scotsman and enjoy an after-dinner speaker and entertainment.

The speakers will include record producer and rail enthusiast, Pete Waterman, a former owner of the locomotive.

Tickets cost from £115, and can be booked at

During the month, Flying Scotsman will be making trips along the line. Over 10,000 tickets have already been sold, and extra tickets will be released for 'sunset specials'.

Noel Hartley, business and ops manager on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, says: "We are very excited to be hosting Flying Scotsman this year, in particular to be doing it in such style with our prestigious dinners and fantastic train ride days.

"We’ve put a wide range of events on for every budget and taste, hoping that as many people as possible in our area can help celebrate the centenary with us."