Two special trains are being run in May, highlighting the part the steam engines have played in breathing new life into the railway.

The first - on 1 May - will help to celebrate the Settle-Carlisle railway 125 celebrations.

In fact the 125th anniversary of the Settle- Carlisle being opened to passenger traffic on 1 May 1876 is to be marked with a range of celebratory events in May, June and July.

The main focus will be the steam-hauled special train on the actual anniversary day, Tuesday 1 May, organised jointly by the Friends of the Settle- Carlisle Line and Railtrack North West.

The train will be hauled by LMS Stanier 'Black 5' no 45157 "The Glasgow Highlander" (actually Black 5 no 45407 in disguise!), and will start from Manchester Victoria, and picking up at Bolton, Hellifleld, Garsdale, Appleby, and terminating in Carlisle. The loco will be serviced before hauling the return journey too.

Ticket prices will be