The Hairy Bikers: Restoration Road Trip

The Hairy Bikers: Restoration Road Trip

Series 1 - Episode 3



In the final leg of their social history quest, the Bikers arrive at the Llangollen railway in North Wales to coo over a mighty Great Western Railway “Night Owl”, the biggest steam railway restoration project in Britain. They go to a foundry to help with (of course) the casting of the engine’s enormous wheels, working by furnaces as hot as volcanoes. The pair are remorselessly jolly with everyone they meet as they head on to Barnsley to check a disused mineshaft and then to Cambridgeshire where they make scones from flour milled at a huge, water-powered mill. But their highlight is cooking a full English breakfast on a sooty shovel on the footplate of a steam engine.


Si King and Dave Myers work on steam train the Night Owl, forging a steel wheel taller than they are for the biggest locomotive restoration in Britain. They also help out with an old steam engine as Dave is sent down into the cylinder to check on its condition after 60 years of neglect. Last in the series.