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The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard

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Episode 3: The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard

Summary

The annual steam gala is held and this year, in a bid to generate as much cash as possible, the railway decides to put on a show with a record 15 locos coming from all over the country for a weekend steam spectacular. The star-studded line-up includes the iconic Union of South Africa. This engine, a sister to the Mallard, the fastest steam loco ever built, is due to be retired, so this will be one of the last opportunities to see it. However, Piglet is optimistic for a home win with the 9F, the last remaining example of one of the most powerful class of engines ever built in Britain.
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Review

It’s the North Yorkshire Moors Railway gala weekend and steam buffs throng stations eager to board trains. But, of course, there are last minute niggles with some of the record-breaking 15 engines due to take part. Put-upon engine boss “Piglet” hurtles across the Moors to pick up coal for an engine that’s been delivered without fuel and there are brake problems with another.

Everything is fine in the end – despite the weather, it pours on the last day – even though the maximum amount of drama is eked out of the tiniest hiccup, including a lost bit of engine that’s ended up in the bracken. Somewhere.

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DirectorJames Worby
Executive producerDiene Petterle
ProducerPhilip Shotton
ProducerJames Worby

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  • Episode 3

    The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard

    Summary

    The annual steam gala is held and this year, in a bid to generate as much cash as possible, the railway decides to put on a show with a record 15 locos coming from all over the country for a weekend steam spectacular. The star-studded line-up includes the iconic Union of South Africa. This engine, a sister to the Mallard, the fastest steam loco ever built, is due to be retired, so this will be one of the last opportunities to see it. However, Piglet is optimistic for a home win with the 9F, the last remaining example of one of the most powerful class of engines ever built in Britain.
    Recommended

    Review

    It’s the North Yorkshire Moors Railway gala weekend and steam buffs throng stations eager to board trains. But, of course, there are last minute niggles with some of the record-breaking 15 engines due to take part. Put-upon engine boss “Piglet” hurtles across the Moors to pick up coal for an engine that’s been delivered without fuel and there are brake problems with another.

    Everything is fine in the end – despite the weather, it pours on the last day – even though the maximum amount of drama is eked out of the tiniest hiccup, including a lost bit of engine that’s ended up in the bracken. Somewhere.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorPhilip Shotton
    DirectorJames Worby
    Executive producerDiene Petterle
    ProducerPhilip Shotton
    ProducerJames Worby
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