A fleeting moment of British Rail transport nostalgia came to Brighouse yesterday when a special train passed through the town's station.

Thursday's Scarborough Spa Express' from Carnforth to the North Yorkshire seaside resort was led through the Calder Valley by 47270, a heritage diesel locomotive restored to 1970s condition and painted in the fondly-remembered 'Rail Blue' livery.

Its partner on the front of the train, classmate 47848, is also more than 50 years old.

A steam locomotive, 35018 British India Line, took over for the journey through North Yorkshire. On the return trip, rail enthusiasts gathered at Brighouse as the service arrived just after 8pm, with the Class 47's restored illuminated headcode boxes catching the eye in the darkness.

Passengers enjoyed a 20-minute ice cream break, with the van parked nearby enjoying a roaring trade.