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World War Two re-enactors dress up as SS stormtroopers to recreate 1940s life on historic railway (29 Pics)

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway celebrated its annual Wartime Weekend, in which re-enactors took to the streets to travel back in time to World War II.
The popular weekend long event brought together hundreds of enthusiasts, military re-enactors and visitors to the stations and villages along the historic trust railway between Grosmont and Pickering to recreate life as it was in the 1940s.
Over the three-day event, revellers could ride heritage steam and diesel locomotives, watch wartime vehicle parades and visit with re-enactors at each station along the railway line.
Each station along the line was transformed into a different wartime scene, with a variety of performances and re-enacted scenarios.

This World War II reenactor dressed as a German Nazi soldier for the 25th 'Railway in Wartime Event' along the line of the heritage 'North Yorkshire Moors Railway' at Levisham Station


The North Yorkshire Moors Railway celebrated its annual Wartime Weekend, in which re-enactors took to stations and villages to travel back in time to World War II. Pictured above, a re-enactor wearing German Army uniform stands guard on the platform during the North Yorkshire Moors Railway 1940s Wartime Weekend event on Thursday in Pickering, England


German military re-enactors stand on the platform at Levisham, renamed Le Visham - a German-occupied French city during the Second World War - during the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. This year marked the 25th anniversary of the Railway in Wartime event


A re-enactor dressed as a German Army soldier rests during the North Yorkshire Moors Railway 1940s Wartime Weekend even. The popular weekend long event brings together hundreds of enthusiasts, military re-enactors and visitors to the stations and villages along the historic trust railway between Grosmont and Pickering to recreate life as it was in the 1940s


A German military re-enactor stands on the crossing at Levisham during the War Time Event in which the city in transformed into a German-occupied French city called Le Visham.  The village features a CafĂ© du Bois and re-enactment displays during the annual event

A re-enactor dressed as a German Army soldier stands guard on the platform as a young girl looks from the carriage window during the North Yorkshire Moors Railway Wartime Weekend on Thursday in Pickering England. Each station along the railway had a different theme during the event

A boy dressed as a war evacuee looks out from the window of a railway carriage during the North Yorkshire Moors Railway 1940s Wartime Weekend in Pickering, England, which saw residents and wartime enthusiasts dress up in 1940s attire and turn their clocks back to an era hit by World War II


A man wearing the uniform of an airman poses for a picture during the North Yorkshire Moors Wartime Weekend. Each station along the line was transformed into a different wartime scene, with a variety of performances and re-enacted scenarios


In Pickering, 'The Sidings', or a wartime street has been re-created. In Goathland, Home Guard demonstrations took place, while Grosmont became RAF themed, with a replica Spitfire and plotting room.  Pictured above, a man wearing period military uniform looks from the window of a steam locomotive carriage in Pickering

World War II re-enactors wearing costumes replicas of wartime uniforms stand near a station along the North Yorkshire Moors Railway in Pickering, England on Sunday. The three-day event features heritage steam and diesel locomotives, wartime vehicle parades and re-enactors at each station along the railway line


 The event in Pickering brought back military and civilian vehicle parades, as well as wartime costumes, period motorcycles and other forms of wartime entertainment. Pictured above, a World War II re-enactor attends the 25th 'Railway in Wartime Event' along the line of the heritage 'North Yorkshire Moors Railway' in Pickering


 In Pickering, a wartime street called The Sidings was re-created, where attendees could shop at stalls made to look like they did in the 1940s during the Second Worl War. Pictured above, a World War II re-enactor poses as he attends the 25th 'Railway in Wartime Event' along the line of the heritage 'North Yorkshire Moors Railway' in Pickering


Pickering also had live performaces from cabaret artists, a swing band, and a wreath-laying ceremony held to honor those who fought for England's freedom. Pictured above, re-enactors dressed as German Army soldiers stand guard on the platform at Levisham Station


Re-enactors stand guard at Levisham Station during the North Yorkshire Moors Railway 1940's Wartime Weekend on Saturday. The village was transformed into a German-occupied French city called Le Visham during the three-day wartime event


In Grosmont, an RAF theme took over the village. Visitors had a chance to see a plotting room, where an RAF monitor and dispersal hut were on display, as well as a replica spitfire. Pictured above, enthusiasts wearing period clothing wait on the platform at Grosmont station during the Wartime Weekend


Two couples dance on the platform at Grosmont station during the North Yorkshire Moors Railway 1940s Wartime Weekend, which brought together enthusiasts and re-enactors from across the UK to travel back in time to the Second World War

World War II re-enactors peruse a shop selling vintage items in Pickering, where a wartime street selling items and replicas from the era was re-created for the 25th Railway in Wartime Event along the line of the heritage North Yorkshire Moors Railway


World War II re-enactors march along the line of the heritage North Yorkshire Moors Railway in Pickering, northern England, on Sunday during a three-day event featuring wartime vehicle parades and re-enactors at each station along the railway line


World War II re-enactors walk several dogs through the streets of Pickering, in northern England, as they take part in the North Yorkshire Moors Wartime Weekend

World War II re-enactors dressed in military uniforms sit in a military vehicle and read a newspaper appearing to be from the 1940s as they take part in Wartime Weekend in Pickering, northern England on Sunday. Sitting in the drivers' seat is a baseball bat, mitt and baseball

A woman in 1940s attire laughs as she speaks with men dressed in military garb as part of the 25th annual Railway in Wartime event in Pickering, northern England on Sunday


Families dressed in 1940s attire walk through the streets of Pickering, in northern England, to take part in the 25th 'Railway in Wartime Event' along the line of the heritage 'North Yorkshire Moors Railway'


A World War II re-enactor salutes a fellow comrade at a rail station in Pickering, northern England, as part of the Wartime Railway event on Sunday


The three-day event in Yorkshire features heritage steam and diesel trains as well as wartime vehicle parades and reenactors at each station along the line

Reenactors are stationed at each stop on the railway line and dress in wartime costumes for the event, which features heritage vehicles

People dressed as Nazi soldiers line the platform on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway for the 25th Railway in Wartime Event in Levisham


The reenactment features vehicle parades as well as costumed participants along the route as part of an event lasting three days


Reenactors dressed in wartime costumes were positioned at each station along the North Yorkshire Moors Railway for the Railway in Wartime Event


Men dressed as Nazis greet children along the route in North Yorkshire during the 25th Railway in Wartime Event at Levisham station

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