A “tired” grass verge in Amersham has been overhauled - with an impressive replica of a Metropolitan Railway train now standing proudly on it.

Many residents have been wondering why train tracks had appeared on the grass verge at Oakfield Corner across the road from NatWest bank in recent weeks.

But now an impressive replica of a Metropolitan Railway locomotive has been installed too, paying tribute to the town’s links with the historic railway line while giving the grass verge a much-needed face-lift.

Amersham Town Council has been working with the 1st Chesham Bois Scout leaders on the project for around two years.

The train was hauled into place with the help of Nic Kennedy, who owns Amersham MOT in Plantation Road and the 1st Chesham Bois Scout Group on September 18.

The town council said: "Needless to say, we would like to offer our sincere thanks to the leaders of the 1st Chesham Bois Scout Group, Nic at Amersham MOT (for transporting the train) and Mr and Mrs Howland (for storing the locomotive).

"What a community we have here in Amersham."

The new display has been praised by residents, with one branding it an "amazing addition to the town centre".

There are still some final preparations that need to be carried out, so the protective fencing around the site will remain for a little while longer - but you can visit now to marvel at the impressive scaled Metropolitan 1 model and an improved path.