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If you’re a fan of The Railway Children or Harry Potter’s train ride to Hogwarts, then this is the show for you – it has nostalgia, happy passengers dressed for the steam age and stunning views of the North York moors.

The series goes behind the less-than-glamorous scenes as the company running 18 miles of track battles to make a living, and the first episode has the manager hiring an iconic 90-year-old Royal Scot to promote the season’s opening.

While the trains are crowd pleasers, it’s the staff who are the stars of this show, including Piglet the straight-talking engineer and 82-year-old ticket inspector Berty Blower.