Railway to star in BBC series

THE North Yorkshire Moors Railway will be making a special appearance in the Great British Countryside series on BBC One.

The railway, along with two of their volunteers Stephen Hogg and Gerry Skelton, one of its most experienced drivers, will appear in the hour-long episode at 8pm tomorrow that this week focuses on Yorkshire as Hugh Dennis and Julia Bradbury explore the countryside.

Marketing manager Danielle Bradley said: “Hugh Dennis enjoyed a fantastic day out on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway last September. So much so, that the BBC film crew came back in early December with a helicopter to shoot some fantastic aerial shots of the Pullman dining train, steaming through the North York Moors National Park.”

Trains will be running on weekends from Saturday March 3 to Sunday March 25, with daily services resuming from Saturday March 31.