AN ICONIC steam locomotive passed through Hampshire yesterday, wowing enthusiasts who had turned out to catch a glimpse.

The Union of South Africa left London Victoria railway station at 8am, before making its way down to the south coast to visit the county's major railway stations, including Winchester and Southampton Central.

Passengers who were lucky enough to get a ticket for the 1930s train paid out nearly £100 for a standard class seat while those looking for a classier experiences were charged £249.

For those shelling out for a premier class ticket, a full English breakfast awaited them, as well as a four-course silver service dinner at their seat.

Earlier this year, Hampshire rail enthusiasts got to see one of the world's most iconic steam locomotives, The Flying Scotsman, as it toured the county, with hundreds of people lining the railways.

The LNER Class A4 4488 Union of South Africa was built in 1937, but during the 80s and 90s it was briefly renamed Osprey due to political opposition against apartheid in South Africa.