The following is an extract taken from the Green Express Railtours website. “Easter Saturday 2009, and the Penistone Line sees it's first special train for 11 years! following a large engineering project by Network Rail lifting a weight restriction on large locomotives over the Springwod Viaduct over the Huddersfield Canal & River Colne near Huddersfield. This train offers the opportunity of two unique historic destinations in our day - Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford. With the route being part of a two year tram train trial in the near future. A special train is run in this window of opportunity before preparation works start, including lowering platforms on the branch line for the tramtrain” Although personally I cannot see the logic of spending a huge sum to allegedly strengthen a viaduct only to have light weight tramtrains running across it ! this has seemingly happened and in the process possibly opening up a "window of opportunity" to run a steam hauled railtour over this scenically attractive route between Huddersfield and Barnsley which remains one of those missing links that steam has not traversed in the preservation era. It may be a case of a Sunday run if there are few paths Mon - Sat but if a Cl 47 hauled train can traverse the route so surley could a Black 5 hauled train. Whilst I appreciate there may be other gauging issues preventing this, starting a train say at Preston or Manchester and running east through the Calder Valley to Bradley Wood Jn, then Huddersfield and on through Penistone and Barnsley to Sheffield, returning via Hope Valley, would I believe provide an attractive tour. If feasible there may be scope to do one in each direction. Is there anyone out there in the “industry” willing to pursue this idea further? or does it remain a no-go for some other reason.