IN PICTURES: The boy who grew up to be a train driver - on the famous North Bay Railway

Scarborough lad Steve Johnson is the epitome of the boy who wanted to be a train driver when he grew up.

By Sue Wilkinson
Thursday, 14th March 2019, 1:56 pm
Updated Thursday, 14th March 2019, 1:58 pm
Peasholm Station in Northstead Manor Gardens
Peasholm Station in Northstead Manor Gardens

The 29-year-old not only drives locomotives, he is the general manager of North Bay Railway in Scarborough.

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Steve Johnson has his dream job as a train driver on Scarborough's North Bay Railway

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Paul Stubbins is a volunteer at the railway, one of Scarborough's most popular attractions.
Steve Johnson, who lives with his partner Charlotte in Eastfield, always wanted to be a train driver. He visited the attraction when he was a boy and used to wipe down the seats of the carriages
Volunteer Paul Stubbins helps keep the engines looking gleaming
One of the trains chugs along in North Bay
The less glamorous side of working on the North Bay Railway
North Bay Railway was built in 1931 to the gauge of 20 ins and runs for a mile between Northstead Manor Gardens and Scalby Mills The opening ceremony took place on Saturday May 23 1931. The locomotive, Neptune, was officially handed over by the chairman of the North Side Development Committee, Alderman Whitehead, to the Mayor of Scarborough, Alderman JW Butler, for the Entertainments Department
The four diesel-hydraulic locomotives are Neptune, Triton, Poseidon and Robin Hood. They were built by Hudswell Clarke
The ride begins at Peasholm Park Station, takes you through parkland, past the Scarborough Open Air Theatre, and out on to the Scarborough coastline. Here you travel up the hill towards Scalby Mills Station with sea views on one side including North Bay, Scarborough Castle and the Sea Life Centre. North Bay Railway offers a unique package of locomotive driver and railway experiences
The one steam engine Georgina was built by the team at the North Bay Railway. Look North presenter Harry Gration was there for her first journey
In 2012 time travelllers took to train travel when the North Bay Railway tried to set a World record for the most Dr Who fans on one train
Steve Johnson in his early days working on the railway
Each year the railway runs Santa Specials throughout December