A 70-year-old steam train will pass through Southend tomorrow – and this is how you can catch a glimpse of the beautiful locomotive.

The Mayflower will be setting off from Shoebury Station at about 7am tomorrow morning (May 26).

The train will stop at Southend East and Barking to pick up passengers before skirting London and heading out through Surrey to Berkshire towards Bath.

It will be travelling along the c2c line, meaning it will pass through stations in Leigh, Benfleet and Basildon.

The trip will be steam hauled between West London and Bath in both directions.

Built for the London & North Eastern Railway, the Mayflower is one of two surviving B1 Class locomotives.

The B1's were designed as mixed traffic locomotives capable of hauling express passenger trains as well as freight traffic.

Mayflower was built in 1948 by the North British Locomotive Company in Glasgow.

The train was the last B1 in service, with her final trip hauling the 'Yorkshire Pullman' from Leeds in September 1967.

The train was fully restored for mainline operation and was given the name 'Mayflower' in 1970.

Acquired by Steam Dreams owner David Buck in 2014, the train returned to the mainline in 2015, the train, which boats two cylinders, 6 driving wheels and can operate at 75mph, runs steam tours.

Tomorrow’s journey to Bath starts at £119 – see more here: https://www.steamdreams.co.uk/tours.php?tourid=72672