Sally Thomsett – who starred in the classic Railway Children movie shot on the Keighley & Worth Valley line – is returning next weekend for celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of the film.

Sally will be visiting Oakworth Station, the location for many of the movie’s scenes, where a series of activities is planned.

The celebrations are part of a Bank Holiday gala on the five-mile line, from Saturday until Monday.

Visitors will be able to climb aboard the Green Dragon steam locomotive, take a cream tea in the Old Gentleman’s Saloon or become Mr Perks for a day.

There will be guided tours of locations used in the movie and some of the famous scenes from the film will be recreated.

An intensive steam train service will operate throughout the weekend.

And on Saturday and Sunday, horses from Bradford Industrial Museum will be at Ingrow West Station.

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The stars of the film attended the premiere of a digitally-enhanced version of the iconic film at the end of last month.

Jenny Agutter, Bernard Cribbins and Sally visited the National Media Museum, in Bradford, for a question-and- answer session ahead of the first screening of the updated version of the film.

The sold-out event, at the museum’s Pictureville Cinema, also brought this year’s Bradford International Film Festival to a close.

The original footage of the film, directed by the late Lionel Jeffries and shot along the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway in 1970, was digitally-remastered by film distributor Optimum Releasing to celebrate its 40th anniversary.