The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard

The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard

Series 3 - Episode 2



The summer season is coming to an end and there’s one last hurrah on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway: its annual steam gala. And there’s a star attraction, a 9F engine that was rescued from a scrapyard in 1966 by a gang of steam-lovers. It’s been painstakingly restored, but there are some final, crucial touches that must be made.

Will it work in time for the gala? Well, what do you think? It’s always heart-warming to see the commitment of staff and volunteers, and one of the original rescue team – who paid a total of £9,000 for the engine – is on hand, ready to make a dream come true as he prepares to drive the engine.

On one of the railway’s regular runs, catering staff prepare afternoon teas, though there is a hiccup – a passenger doesn’t want jam OR cream on his scone. What?


Paul Middleton, aka Piglet, and the team attempt to finish the restoration of a 9F locomotive that has taken more than 50 years, and also bring the monster King Edward IV engine to the branch line for its gala. It cost a small fortune to transport there, and Piglet doesn't know if the huge engine will fit on the small branch line. Plus, the programme meets Beth, the railway's first female loco driver, and follows Gill and Sammie on the Pullman dining train for their last afternoon tea service of the season.

Cast & Crew

Director Philip Shotton
Director James Worby
Executive Producer Diene Petterle
Producer Philip Shotton
Producer James Worby
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