D-Day for Omaha - An engine that was involved in the D-Day Landings

This episode finds the railway at full tilt, in the middle of peak season. All the familiar characters are back, as charming and funny as ever. And of course, when you’re trying to run a railway with old steam engines, the next drama is never far away. 

Newly promoted loco manager Piglet is once more in the thick of it with engine problems. An old warhorse, an American S160 engine, is giving him grief. The engine’s just been restored but a brake issue is a headache that won’t go away. He’s forced to put the engine into service when another one breaks down. And would you believe it, the brakes seize up on a packed platform with unhappy railway boss Chris watching on. Boilersmith Mark is called into action to help solve the problem but can he fix it in time? Elsewhere on the railway lovable ticket inspector Bert Blower has a new trainee, and ‘king of the carriages Kieran’ has a Flying Scotsman carriage coming back to the railway after being vandalised two years ago. 

With a combination of donations and grants the Charity has raised over 90% of the funds to deliver its YMJ project. The heritage railway still needs to raise an additional £800k over the next three years and is appealing for further support to achieve that target. 

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