The Railway Children Return trailer and release date

Discover more about the sequel to the much-loved British family film.

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by Emily Gilbert |

We don't have long to wait for the sequel to The Railway Children!

The new generation of Railway Children will star Beau Gadsdon (Lily), Eden Hamilton (Pattie), Sheridan Smith (Annie), Austin Haynes (Thomas), Zac Cudby (Ted), KJ Aikens (Abe) and Jenny Agutter (Bobbie).

Jenny first played the eldest child, Bobbie, in a 1968 TV adaptation, followed by the film two years later. She also played the mother in an ITV remake in 2000.

The film tells the story of a group of children who are evacuated to a Yorkshire village during World War 2, where they encounter a young soldier, who like them, is far away from home.

The film has been shot in key locations from the original film including Haworth, The Bronte Parsonage, Oakworth station and the iconic railways from the original film (all part of the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway).

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The Railway Children Returns plot

As life in Britain’s cities becomes increasingly perilous, three evacuee children – Lily, Pattie and Ted Watts – are sent by their mother from Salford to the Yorkshire village of Oakworth.

There to meet them on the train station platform are Bobbie Waterbury, her daughter, Annie, and grandson Thomas, and with their help, the evacuees are soon settling into their new life in the countryside.

When the children discover injured American soldier Abe (KJ Aikens) hiding out in the railyard at Oakworth Station, they are thrust into a dangerous quest to assist their new friend who, like them, is a long way from home.

The Railway Children Returns release date

You'll be able to watch The Railway Children Return in UK cinemas from July 15.

Railway Children Returns trailer

Take a look at what you've got to look forward to in the trailer for the new film below.

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