EMBSAY and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway will go back to the dark days of the 1940s home front this weekend.

It is staging a 1940s event, which will see troops travelling on trains and civilians dressed in the costumes of the period.

The award-winning station at Bolton Abbey will be turned into the headquarters of the British Home Forces, there will be a WRVS tea stall serving the troops and staff will carry gas masks.

"All in all, it will be the atmosphere of Britain during the dark days of the war," said a railway spokesman.

Steam trains will run from 10.30am to 4.30pm on Saturday and Sunday and for more information, visit embsayboltonabbeyrailway.org.uk or call 01756 710614.