With the remake of popular film The Railway Children hitting cinemas from July 11th 2022, Bure Valley Railway are excited for what it could mean for the UK’s steam railway industry.
The story follows a group of children who are evacuated to a Yorkshire village via steam train during the Second World War, where they encounter a young soldier who, like them, is far away from home. The film revolves around a railway line near to where they live and the beautiful steam trains that frequent it.
The railway is a working, heritage, narrow-gauge railway and major tourist attraction within Norfolk and welcomes over 100,000 visitors a year. Like many other industries, tourism took a big hit with the pandemic, which was especially difficult for Bure Valley Railway who, with a small team of dedicated staff and volunteers, operates on a not for profit basis.
Railway Managing Director, Andrew Barnes, says:
“This story has always been a favourite of mine. I hope that the remake will give a much-needed boost to the industry, helping to bring steam railways to the mainstream public conscience and media. The heritage tourism industry has had a hard time over the past two years, but we’re still here and intend to be so for many decades to come.”
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