A POPULAR steam-hauled rail trip is linking Keighley with Scarborough.

West Coast Railways has launched its Scarborough Spa Express.

The train departs from Carnforth and picks up at stations including Skipton and Keighley, before heading on to York. People can disembark there or continue to Scarborough.

Preserved Battle of Britain class locomotive no 34067, Tangmere, hauled the first train, on June 27.

Further trips take place on August 1, 15 and 29.

A West Coast Railways spokesperson says: "The Scarborough Spa Express offers a truly wonderful journey aboard some of the oldest working carriages in operation today.

"Some of the carriages served throughout the golden age of rail, and even featured in the Harry Potter movies!"

For more about the rail trips, go to westcoastrailways.co.uk/scarborough-spa-express/steam-experience