North Yorkshire Moors Railway

In pictures: Keep calm and carry on in North Yorkshire

World War Two returned to the famous North York Moors Railway at the weekend.

The sights and sounds of the Second World War came to Pickering and other stops along the scenic steam railway route for the annual Railway in Wartime event.

This year's theme was Victory in Europe and saw displays and entertainment at each station on the route which runs from Pickering to Whitby.

Here's just a taster of what went on:

AFP/Getty Images
AFP/Getty Images
AFP/Getty Images
Train driver
AFP/Getty Images

Heritage railway withdraws 'German soldier' invite

A North Yorkshire heritage railway involved in a World War Two re-enactment weekend has withdrawn its invitation to a group who dress as German soldiers.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway 1940s event
Getty Images

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway said it was in response to negative publicity in the press last year.

The charity said it was a "very difficult decision" but it needed to protect its family image.

Neil Robertson, from the Das Reich group of re-enactors, said the press had exercised "power without responsibility".

Tornado arrives at steam event after delay

A steam locomotive from the North Yorkshire Moors Railway has arrived in Shropshire after a longer than expected journey.

The Tornado was supposed to travel to the Severn Valley Railway by rail, but got stuck when a bin lorry damaged a bridge along its route at Castleton Moor on Monday.

Steam locomotive from North Yorkshire Moors Railway finally reaches its destination.
Severn Valley Railway

It was transferred to a lorry and has arrived just in time for a steam event at the historic railway tomorrow.

Listen: Piglet stars in Moors railway TV show

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is back on our TV screens tonight.

A new series follows life on the line between Pickering and Whitby and the volunteers and staff who keep the trains running.

The railway's General Manager, Chris Price, says a man called Piglet will be the star of the show:

The first episode is tonight at 20:00 on Channel 5