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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.
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.
This week Piglet has the task of finishing a monumental loco restoration. The unique 9F engine was saved from a scrapyard over 50 years ago. Half a century has passed and many attempts to restore the engine – one of the most powerful to have been built in Britain - have failed.