MORE than 100 people, from photographers looking to add to their portfolio to young families and those with nostalgic memories of rail travel of yesteryear, crowded the station at Bradford on Avon on Sunday.

They were there to catch a glimpse of the Royal Scot steam locomotive as she made a brief stop there on a return journey from south Devon.

The famous steam locomotive was hauling the equally well known Pullman coaches, completing the experience for passengers on the English Riviera Express.

Until last year, steam trains had not stopped at the historic Brunel station since the mid-1960s.

Now it has become quite a regular stop on steam train excursions offering a nostalgic look back at the golden age of rail travel.

The trips are organised by Saphos Trains and provide journeys around the Devon coastline to Paignton and Kingswear for Dartmouth.

The next excursion trip to stop at the station will be on Wednesday, August 12 at around 9.20am.

Two steam locomotives, the Royal Scot and the Britannia, are scheduled to stop on their way down to Plymouth.