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There’s festive jollity aplenty as the railway prepares for Santa Season. Channel 5, Wednesday 23rd December, 8:00PM Read more
Season 3 of The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard
The UK’s most popular heritage railway, North Yorkshire Moors Railway, returned to our TV screens on Friday 21st February on Channel 5.
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.
Series 1 & 2 of the hit railway show, The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard goes behind the scenes at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway; taking us back in time to the golden age of steam.
A tireless army of staff and volunteers give us the inside track on what it takes to run a heritage railway. This year they’re celebrating their 50th Anniversary and we join them as they welcome coach trips, wedding parties and trainspotters alike in what they hope will be the railway’s busiest year.
So come on, climb aboard for 6 hours and 45 minutes of charming, funny and action-packed NYMR.
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.
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.
It’s the annual steam gala and this year, in a bid to generate as much cash as possible, the railway decides to put a show with a record 15 locos coming from all over the country for weekend steam spectacular.
It’s August Bank Holiday on the railway and with sun, sun, sun predicted it’s set to be a busy and lucrative few days. But as the temperatures soar it proves too hot to handle for the staff and volunteers.
This week with one of the biggest events of the year – War Weekend – the pressure is on for the NYMR to find something new to spice it up.
There’s festive jollity aplenty as the railway prepares for Santa Season. Channel 5, Wednesday 23rd December, 8:00PM