TRAIN-LOVERS flocked to Huddersfield station for the 10th anniversary celebrations of the Penistone Line Partnership yesterday.
Vintage engines pulled up at Platform 1 as crowds joined the party. Organisers said more than 2,000 visitors turned up throughout the day.
"It's a big birthday bash for us," said organiser Brian Barnsley.
But there was disappointment for some when Olton Hall, the train which became the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter films, could not make it to Huddersfield after there were problems moving it from a rally in Doncaster.
Instead, a 70-year-old Stanier 8F express freight locomotive - now used to pull summertime Scarborough Spa Expresses - pulled Hogwarts Express carriages.
The Penistone Line Partnership was set up to save the Huddersfield- Penistone-Sheffield route.
As well as celebrating its success, the day was also a chance for members to urge travellers to use public transport.
A Metro Train bearing the name The Penistone Line Partnership was unveiled in honour of the group. The BBC's transport correspondent, Alan Whitehouse, officiated. He lives near the Penistone line and uses it regularly.
Artworks depicting scenes along the route were also displayed. Artists Alan Pergussey and Phil Morris worked with youngsters from Crosland Moor Junior School and Huddersfield Technical College to create the designs.
Other attractions included stalls selling train memorabilia.
A miniature steam train ran outside while the real thing proved an instant hit with young and old alike.
Peter Jackson, 69, of Holmfirth, regularly uses the line, saying: "It's useful if I go walking in Derbyshire."
Peter Lemon, of Batley, was with grandsons Jordan Lemon, seven, and Patrick Tordoff, eight - who both loved the steam engine.