One of Britain's most iconic steam trains in its history will travel through Buckinghamshire in 2023 as part of anniversary celebrations.

Bucks train lovers will be able to enjoy The Flying Scotsman's centenary year in 2023 as it travels through parts of the county.

There will special charter train, The Cheshireman, pulled by The Flying Scotsman going through Milton Keynes along the West Coast Main Line.

The train will leave London Euston at 6.40am on Saturday, June 10 2023 before calling at Milton Keynes Central at 8am. 

It will then stop at Watford Junction in between, before heading on to Northampton, Rugby, Nuneaton and Chester.

Passengers will arrive in Chester at 1pm, with the train scheduled to return leaving at around 5pm and is scheduled to be back in Milton Keynes at 9.25pm.

There a number of available classes for customers including standard class, first class and premier dining with pricing for adults, juniors and family tickets.

Fares begin at £165pp for an adult in standard class, or £125 for juniors and £518 for families.

First class costs £235 for adults, £180 for juniors and £740 for a family ticket whilst the premier Class is priced at £335 for adults, £250 for juniors and £1,045 for a family ticket

A Railway Touring Company spokesperson said: "This tour offers a wonderful opportunity to travel by a special charter train to the historic city of Chester. The train will be steam-hauled throughout from London Euston to Chester by steam locomotive No.60103 Flying Scotsman, as she celebrates her Centenary Year in 2023.

"We will follow the route of the famous express such as the Royal Scot along the West Coast Main Line (WCML) to Crewe and then onwards to Chester. We can expect some spirited running down the WCML to Crewe. ‘The Cheshireman’ will leave London Euston at around 06:40 steam hauled behind Flying Scotsman.

"Initially on departure we shall hear our locomotive working hard on the climb up Camden Bank. We continue through Watford Tunnel into rural Hertfordshire.

"We stop to pick up further passengers at the 1960s ‘new town’ of Milton Keynes, where passengers from Watford Junction will join by service train. At Hanslope Junction, we leave the West Coast Main Line (WCML) and take the Northampton loop line where we stop again for passengers.

"We continue northwards and pass the Daventry Railfreight Terminal (DIRFT) before rejoining the WCML at Rugby, a further pick up stop, and the birthplace of rugby football and the jet engine.

"We then follow the Trent Valley Line to Nuneaton, our final stop to pick up passengers. We pass through Lichfield, notable for its three-spired medieval cathedral and, soon after Rugeley, is Shugborough Tunnel. This has ornamental grand entrances, the result of conditions required by the Earl of Lichfield for building the line across his estate.

"We continue northwards through Stafford to the famous railway junction town of Crewe where we take the North Wales Coast Line to Chester.

"There will be around four hours to explore the Roman city of Chester, one of the most visited places in the UK. Chester lies on the river Dee, close to the border with Wales, and is one of the best preserved walled cities in Britain.

"The city contains a number of medieval buildings and is famous for its 14th Century ‘Rows’, the first floor level galleried walkways connecting shops and cafes. Other places of interest include the Castle, the Cathedral, and the picturesque racecourse, which is located between the city walls and the river Dee.

"Our special train, hauled on the return journey by our steam locomotive Flying Scotsman, leaves Chester late afternoon for the return journey to London Euston. We stop at the same stations as on the outward journey to set down passengers."

You can find out more about the event and how to book a ticket here.