This year, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is marking its 50th anniversary – and as part of this golden year it’s also celebrating the launch of the new TV show The Big Steam Adventure.
On Tuesday (25 April) at 9pm on Channel 5, join journalist and presenter John Sergeant, actor Peter Davison and the railway’s Paul ‘Piglet’ Middleton (star of Channel 5’s The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard) as they travel from London to Scotland using only the power of steam.
During the show, the intrepid trio will use any steam means possible to get across the country – from paddle boats to barges, steam cars to trains and traction engines.
In the first episode the team meet in historic Greenwich in London. John gets his trusty map out and they are nervous as they take on the enormity of the challenge.
Viewers will be treated to a huge variety of amazing steam machines, fascinating history, great chat, plenty of laughs and the unique character and charm that can be found in every corner of the UK.
There’s lots of fun, plenty of bumps in the road and loads of gorgeous countryside, as the three of them face all sorts of trials and tribulations en route.
Paul Middleton, director of mechanical engineering at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, said: “The new TV programme is fantastic and showcases loads of different types of steam traction.
“John and Peter get the chance to have a go and learn how a steam vehicle operates and the pressure is on me to ensure that we get to our destination in one piece.
“The programme couldn’t have aired at a better time – we are celebrating our 50th anniversary year and it engages with new audiences which will keep the love the love of steam alive for the next 50 years.
For more information visit the NYMR website.