To mark the 25th Anniversary today a very special locomotive hauled train of nine carriages ran from Leeds to Carlisle via Settle carrying hundreds of people, many of whom were involved in saving the line, in government, British Railways etc.
In other words both ‘sides’ of a heroic campaign. There has not been a significant attempt to close a railway line in the UK since. Then Transport Minister Michael Portillo will be on board, The Church bells rang and flags flew in Settle to say ‘thank you’ to remember that this magnificent railway was once doomed to disappear forever. As you can see hundreds of people turned out on the platform greet the train.