Back On Track
Over fifty years ago, The Railway Children charmed the nation. Now, the beloved British classic returns to take audiences on a brand-new adventure they’ll never forget.
Words Adam Matulewicz
It’s full steam ahead in 1940s England. The Second World War is raging and a carriage full of evacuees is pulling into a familiar village in West Yorkshire. Among the passengers are siblings Lily, Ted, and Pattie – the new Railway Children.
Return to Oakworth, where now-grown-up Roberta “Bobbie” Waterbury is waiting with her daughter, Annie, and grandson, Thomas, to welcome the trio to safety with their family. But will their stay be as safe and quiet as expected? Life in Yorkshire starts peacefully for the new evacuees, but as they begin to settle into life in their new home, they discover Abe, a young American soldier living out of an old freight carriage in Oakworth Station. Willing to help their new friend, the children embark on a dangerous quest that leads to an adventure like they never imagined.
BAFTA-winning director Morgan Matthews assembles an exciting cast of stars old and new. Beau Gadsdon, Eden Hamilton, and Zac Cudby star as the charming new generation of Railway Children, while Jenny Agutter reprises her role from the beloved original as Bobbie, who’s joined by the familiar faces of Game Of Thrones’ John Bradley and BAFTA-winners Tom Courtenay and Sheridan Smith.
All aboard! An enchanting new family adventure awaits.
Return to the station first made famous by Edith Nesbit in her classic 1906 story and where both The Railway Children and The Railway Children Return were filmed onsite. Tours are still held there today.
King's Cross Station
While unsuspecting muggles travel and commute from King’s Cross Station on a daily basis, young witches and wizards access the secret entrance to Platform 9 ¾ and board The Hogwarts Express.
This station found its fame with Michael Bond’s A Bear Called Paddington, and the rest is history. The family-favourite marmalade-munching bear will return as production on the third adventure begins later this year.