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Rediscover the Railway: The Railway Children Return

Incredible journeys and adventures await!

The railway offers so many opportunities for adventures for young people and families.

That’s why we’ve partnered with film production company Studiocanal for its release of The Railway Children Return, the sequel to the much loved book and film, The Railway Children.

We hope to inspire families to embark on new rail adventures and educate children about the importance of rail safety.

Rediscover the Railway

There are more than 20,000 miles of track across England, Scotland and Wales and they’re waiting to take you on your next adventure.

The railway is your route to a city break or countryside escape, with stunning views as you sit back and relax.

There are so many adventurous opportunities just waiting to be taken, either for new experiences or rediscovering happy memories.

Adventure safely

Adventure is right around the corner but remember to always stay safe. To promote safety, we’ll hand out a special activity booklet at our the 20 railway stations we directly manage across Britain.

The booklet includes fun puzzles to entertain children on longer train journeys, as well as special activities to help educate them on the importance of safety of the railway.

The cast of The Railway Children Return surrounding a steam train with the title of the film to the right.

The Railway Children Return

Inspired by one of the most beloved British family films of all time, The Railway Children Return is a heart-warming adventure for a new generation.

1944 – as life in Britain’s cities becomes increasingly perilous, three evacuee children – Lily (Beau Gadsdon), Pattie (Eden Hamilton) and Ted (Zac Cudby) Watts – are sent by their mother from Salford to the Yorkshire village of Oakworth.

There to meet them on the train station platform are Bobbie Waterbury (Jenny Agutter, reprising her iconic role in the original film), her daughter, Annie (Sheridan Smith), and grandson Thomas (Austin Haynes), and with their help the evacuees are soon settling into their new life in the countryside.

When the children discover injured American soldier Abe (KJ Aikens), hiding out in the rail yard at Oakworth station, they are thrust into a dangerous quest to assist their new friend who, like them, is a long way from home.

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