AN official trailer and poster – plus new images – have been released for an eagerly-anticipated film shot in the Worth Valley.

The Railway Children Return is a sequel to the classic 1970 film version of Edith Nesbit’s timeless tale.

Just over half a century on from the original movie, crews were back in the area last year to shoot scenes for the latest production.

Once again, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway – which was catapulted into the global spotlight after the 1970 film’s release – took centre stage.

And locations in Haworth Main Street were rebranded as Oakworth.

Community leaders welcomed the return of the film crews and the potential further boost the new release will give to the area, in terms of tourism.

Despite the 52 years that have now passed, many visitors are still drawn to the five-mile Worth Valley rail line through its association with The Railway Children.

And the sequel's links with the original are maintained through more than just the places where cameras rolled.

Actress Jenny Agutter reprises her role as Bobbie.

She is joined by BAFTA-winning Sheridan Smith – who plays her daughter, Annie – Academy Award nominee and BAFTA winner Tom Courtenay and Game of Thrones star John Bradley.

The new generation of 'Railway Children' are Beau Gadsdon, KJ Aikens, Eden Hamilton, Austin Haynes and Zac Cudby.

A spokesperson for the production company, StudioCanal, said: "Inspired by one of the most beloved British family films of all time, The Railway Children Return is an enchanting, moving and heartwarming adventure for a new generation.

"In 1944, as life in Britain’s cities becomes increasingly perilous, three evacuee children are sent by their mother from Salford to the village of Oakworth.

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

"When the children discover injured American soldier Abe hiding out in the rail yard 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 Return is directed by Morgan Matthews, written by Danny Brocklehurst and produced by Jemma Rodgers – all also BAFTA winners.

The film is released in UK cinemas on July 15.