I am sure you never doubted that Yorkshire has some of the most scenic railway settings in Europe. Here is just a selection of some old but still working railways that arrange journeys into a steam driven past.
Ribblehead Viaduct by Joe Dunckley
Ribblehead viaduct on the scenic Settle-Carlise line. Ribblehead viaduct was built in 1870-74 and contributed to the Settle-Carlise line becoming one of most expensive lines in the UK. The rural line was threatened with closure during the 1960s and 1980s, but, with an active campaign it was saved.
Crossing Ribblehead Viaduct, with Ingleborough in the background.
Another great shot of Ribblehead by ahisgett, on Flickr
North York Moors Railway
Thomas Tolkien, on Flickr
First built in 1836 as the Whitby and Pickering Railway. The North York Moors railway is maintained as a heritage railway, offering steam engine services between Pickering and Whitby.
Esk Valley by Bashed
Embsay -Bolton Abbey Railway
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway by belkin59 CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
The Trust, registered charity number 1032933, was formed in 1995 as a means of raising capital sums for the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.
Wensleydale Railway by Jez B CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Wensleydale Railway at Redmire Station by karenblakeman CC BY-NC 2.0
York Railway station
Settle to Carlise over Ribblehead Viaduct