Following on from Christmas showing of the favourite children’s film, The Railway Children, the spotlight once again turns to the railway where the original film was made, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. Whilst Jenny Agutter (Roberta [Bobbie]), Gary Warren (Peter) or Sally Thomsett (Phyllis) or any other of the actors in the film will not be there on the day, a local contingent will play the various characters and re-enact scenes from this wonderful and ageless film. Sadly the Green Dragon and the other engines in the film are currently retired from active duty but engines from the current operating fleet will play the star roles those retired engines fulfilled in the film.
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This event has become a must visit on the Worth Valley Railway calendar, so take a look at this video by Mollsmyre to see what the day has in store.
Readers may also like to view the excellent short video from the On Location TV program that looked back at filming of the The Railway Children.