WILDLIFE expert and TV celebrity Johnny Kingdom will be swapping stags for steam as he sends out the first train of the season on the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway this Good Friday. The star of Johnny s New Kingdom, now being aired on BBC2, will see the f

WILDLIFE expert and TV celebrity Johnny Kingdom will be swapping stags for steam as he sends out the first train of the season on the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway this Good Friday.The star of Johnny's New Kingdom, now being aired on BBC2, will see the first train of the year on its way down the track at Woody Bay Station, before officially opening the new kitchens at the station tea rooms.The heritage railway will be open from Easter right up until Christmas and several improvements have been made to help visitors to the narrow gauge line, which closed in 1935. The entire track length - which offers a two-mile round trip in original carriages pulled by a steam locomotive - has been updated to ensure a smoother ride.The new kitchens will allow tea room staff to prepare a wider range of refreshments, including home baking, easily and more efficiently.To find out more about the railway, visit www.lynton-rail.co.uk or telephone Woody bay Station on (01598) 763487.