All Aboard! S3 premiere of Yorkshire Steam Railway arriving next week 

UK’s most popular heritage railway, North Yorkshire Moors, returns to our TV screens on Friday 21st February at 8pm, in the series three premiere of The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard, which is airing on Channel 5.

Get ready to immerse yourself in a glorious roller-coaster ride, as viewers follow the same lovable cast of characters doing their best to keep Britain’s busiest steam railway on track. In this season there’s more drama, more humour and more magnificent steam engines - all set against the glorious backdrop of North Yorkshire.

At the engine shed, as usual, the old locos drive Piglet to distraction. In this series it’s an old American war-horse, the S160 Omaha, and an enormous BR 9F engine, that gives him no end of grief.  Piglet’s been promoted but seems to spend more time in his overalls than behind his desk. Carriage king Kieran is a put upon percy but can’t hide his boyish excitement when he gets to let off an anti-tank gun at War Weekend.  Trainee driver Phil gets in a lather on a baking bank holiday. Big Boss Chris stalks the railway with a permanent frown, forever worrying where the £8 million he needs to run the railway will come from.

There’s record crowds for a record number of engines at the annual steam gala, but once again the 9F comes back to haunt Piglet on the eve of the event.  Elsewhere Bert’s still on platform duty, with his inimitable boyish enthusiasm, and Gill and Sam are still bickering on the Pullman Dining train. But no matter what disasters befall the railway everything seems to come good in the end.

So come on, climb aboard for another six charming, funny and action-packed rides. 


For further information please contact a member of the team at CAB Campaign on 01789 338568 or email [email protected]

Editors’ Notes:

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is an award-winning charitable trust that carries 300,000 unique passengers every year. It is Britain’s most popular heritage railway and is one of the best visitor attractions in the North East.

The NYMR trust relies heavily on donations and the work of its many volunteers. The 180-year old railway needs to raise £1million by 2022 so its railway bridges and its 50-100-year-old vehicles can remain viable.

  • The NYMR cares for operating and developing the railway it owns from Pickering to Grosmont.
  • The heritage railway operates over Network Rail from Grosmont to Whitby.
  • The charity provides a high quality, safe and authentic evocation of the steam age for the public.
  • The NYMR is an Educational Charitable Trust. Providing education for all ages.
  • The railway is a fully accredited museum.

The National Lottery Heritage Fund: Using money raised by the National Lottery, we inspire, lead and resource the UK’s heritage to create positive and lasting change for people and communities, now and in the future.

Follow @HeritageFundUK on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and use #NationalLotteryHeritageFund