40th anniversary for iconic steam railway

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway reopened the line in 1973 and is now run as a successful tourist attraction. Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

It's the fortieth anniversary of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway today. They'll be celebrating with a special stream train trip from Whitby to Pickering.

The line was closed to passengers in 1965 and freight in 1966 as a result of the Beeching Report. But the North Yorkshire Moors Railway reopened the line in 1973 and is now run as a successful tourist attraction.