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The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) is pleased to announce that season two of ‘The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard’ television programme will air on Friday 17th May, at 8pm. Series two will include six episodes, which will go behind the scenes of the NYMR, meeting the staff and volunteers that keep the railway on track.
The first of the six-part documentary series sees the railway addressing the challenges of keeping trains operating through a National Park during a heatwave in the peak timetable. Locomotive 5428 Eric Treacy makes a return to traffic and Engine Shed Manager, Piglet, visits Erica the cat, who has retired from the Motive Power Depot after 15 years of service.
Chris Price, General Manager at NYMR, said: “This series viewers will see many of the challenges that faced the railway last season, including operating a heritage steam railway in a prolonged heatwave which presented challenges in securing enough diesel engines to ensure the railway delivered on its published timetable. Season two highlights also include, Boilersmith, Mark O’Brien’s special day as he marries Emma at Pickering Station. Burt Blower training recruit Adrian as a Travelling Ticket Inspector and Piglet visits the Wensleydale Railway as NELPG locomotive J27 goes for its summer vacation".
"The show also highlights three of our most popular events; the Annual Steam Gala, Railway in Wartime and the Halloween Service Train, which showcase the railway at its best, attracting thousands of passengers to the line. Viewers can enjoy the railway’s themed RAF 100 Steam Gala, which sees General Manager, Chris, visit his old railway Talyllyn Railway, in preparation of No. 6 ‘Douglas’ making a special appearance".
Last March the programme reached over 3.5 million, between three episodes, with 1.5 million viewers tuning in to episode 1 and over a million in episode 2. Darlow Smithson Productions Ltd (DSP) will be returning to the railway to produce series two, which will include the railway's favourite characters, major events, every day running and everything in between.
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The NYMR trust relies heavily on donations and the work of its many volunteers. The 180-year old railway already invests around £1 million annually but there’s only so much the fare box can generate and much more is needed for the railway bridges and its 50-100 year old vehicles to remain viable. Donate today and help us sustain the railway for future generations to enjoy! Find out more www.nymr.co.uk/YMJ
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