Choo-Choo! The third series begins 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.
Viewers are invited to 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.
The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard, Friday 21st February at 8pm on Channel 5.