A £2.5 million appeal has been launched to secure the future of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) and you can now pledge your support online. Earlier this year, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) awarded NYMR £4.6M as part of the £9.2M Sustainability Project, NYMR’s Yorkshire’s Magnificent Journey Appeal. To deliver the investment programme, […]
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From the North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Announcing one day workshops ideal for those wishing to learn to use their digital cameras more creatively, whilst photographing trains, stations, people and landscapes along the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. The workshops are designed for photographers of all abilities, and so are offered at a Beginners, and at an […]
Some weeks back I had a little grumble about advertising a Christmas event for the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, and now they are selling tickets for an event next March! But their events do sell out so fast, so we won’t hold back. Here’s what they have to say: Legendary locomotive, 60163 Tornado, will storm […]
Continuing our occasional series of things to do and see in the local area The heather is out! And has been for some time, one of the best displays for some years, so pop out and enjoy it while it lasts, because it won’t last much longer. The National Park website describes what is special […]
Much as we dislike promoting Christmas in August, we know that the Santa Specials on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway book up months in advance, so here are the details, from the NYMR: Join Santa and his special helpers on a magical adventure aboard the Santa Express, which will take you on a festive journey […]
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway has been awarded £4.6M by the National Lottery. This funding will go towards NYMR’s Yorkshire’s Magnificent Journey, a £9.2M Sustainability Project aimed at securing the future of the railway. The aim of the project is to boost investment in the infrastructure and the activities of the railway to help ensure that […]
Vandals have caused thousands of pounds of damage to heritage railway carriages used in the filming of TV drama Downton Abbey. Eight teak carriages on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway in Pickering had windows smashed overnight, with furniture and fixings also ruined. The carriages, dating from 1930 to 1950, have regularly been featured in films […]
From the North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Join us for our first Family Weekend, where you will be able to take a sneaky peek behind the scenes at the railway. This new event will showcase all the work that goes into keeping the wheels turning. See our steam crane in action at Grosmont, learn about the […]
From the North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Can you spare some time for volunteering? Then why not join us on our Volunteer Recruitment Day on Sunday April 9, and find out more about the many opportunities available. In 2017 the railway celebrates 50 years since the formation of the NYMR Preservation Society, forerunner of the current […]
From the North Yorkshire Moors Railway: We are pleased to announce that tickets have gone on sale for our 2017 ‘Speciality Dining Services’. NEW on board experiences include Coffee Mornings, Ladies that Lunch and a Pie and Pea Train. These new services complement our popular Gin Tasting, Wine and Cheese Evening and Curry Trains which […]
From the North Yorkshire Moors Railway: On show in the heart of York city, the railway has marked the start of its 2017 season with an artistic masterpiece. The incredible 3m by 4m vinyl art work can be seen in all its glory outside York Art Gallery in Exhibition Square and is creating a real […]
From the North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Due to the popularity of our Pullman dining services during the visit of Royal Scot in late March, we have now scheduled an additional Pullman Afternoon Tea service on Wednesday 29th March. This steam hauled service will depart from Grosmont at 13.20pm and will traverse the North York Moors […]
Why not get out of the house this festive season and enjoy a brisk day out on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway? Winter in the North York Moors National Park is often perfect for walking and cycling, while early morning mists and cloud inversions in the dales as the sun rises, are a photographer’s dream. […]
From the North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Stuck for a Christmas present for the budding photographer in your family? Our one day workshops make an ideal gift for those wishing to learn to use their digital cameras more creatively, whilst photographing trains, stations, people and landscapes along the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. The workshops are designed […]
From the North Yorkshire Moors Railway: In 2017 the railway celebrates 50 years since the formation of the charitable Trust in 1967, and to set the wheels in motion for this anniversary year, popular locomotive Royal Scot will steam in to the attraction and set off the new season in style. 46100 Royal […]
Those with a passion for steam locomotives should head over to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway as it holds its annual Autumn Welsh Steam Gala event from Friday September 30th until Sunday 2nd of October. With no fewer than ten different locomotives scheduled to be in steam, there will be plenty to see and do! […]
We really don’t like publishing Christmas events before the summer holiday has finished, but knowing how popular the railway’s Santa Specials are, we thought we’d better tell you that booking is now open. Join Santa and his special helpers for some festive fun this Christmas at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, with the Santa Express […]
Here’s a great day out for railway enthusiasts of all ages – Why not take the real thing from Pickering station up to Goathland with the North York Moors Railway? Timetable here. Then you can go on to Whitby by a later train or Coastliner bus (timetable) and eat fish and chips. Perfect.
A great summer event for youngsters is being run by the Everwitch Theatre Co. in association with the North York Moors Railway – details below:
New for 2016, The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is working with York Normandy Veterans and Everwitch Theatre to create an innovative new verbatim play as part of the annual Railway in Wartime event. The play will be based on the first hand experiences of D-Day and the subsequent battles to liberate France by the last […]
Our rule of thumb has been that every charity only gets one slot in our year-long good cause series, but we are breaking the rule for the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, which featured early on with an appeal for repairs to the locomotive Dame Vera Lynn. The Railway is special for Pickering and for Ryedale […]
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Way back almost at the beginning of our good causes series, we featured Dame Vera Lynn – not the great lady herself, but the locomotive that bears her name, which a group of enthusiasts at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is trying to renovate, a long and very expensive process. Here is their latest report: […]
From the North Yorkshire Moors Railway: We are delighted to announce that we have a fabulous new experience for 2016, steam hauled Cheese and Wine tasting evenings on board our stunning 1948 Great Western Saloon. Each evening is hosted by Steve Colling, a specialist in wines with over 40 years of experience. Start your evening […]
Trains take centre stage in a couple of up-coming walks with Ryedale Walking Group. Saturday 12th March: the Rosedale Railway Walk (11.5 miles moderate) 1,350ft. Park/Start 10:00 am Rosedale Abbey village green (SE 724959). Sunday 13th March: a Train spotter’s toddle through Newtondale (6 miles easy+). Park/Start 10:00 am Pickering swimming pool (SE 798836). In […]
Calling all forward planners, here’s the list of special events at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway for 2016. More details on the blog as the year progresses
From the North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Travel tickets always available every day at each of our booking offices. But you could avoid the queue at the ticket office by buying your tickets more than 7 clear calendar days in advance. Advance tickets are not available less than 7 calendar days in advance. AND if you […]
From the North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Celebrate in style on board one of our magnificent Pullman dining services. We offer a magical setting for anniversaries or special occasions, with our period carriages, splendid seating and lavish decoration. Serving delicious meals prepared by our on-board chef, sit back and relax, it’s time for a taste of indulgence […]
Wondering how to entertain visiting family over the holiday period? Here’s a suggestion from the North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Sadly (perhaps) the scenery won’t be quite as spectacular as in this picture, but it’s still pretty good.
From the North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Our one-day digital photography courses for beginners and improvers have been very popular this year, and we are pleased now to open bookings for courses in 2016. What better Christmas present for the budding photographer in your family? Dates and booking details available on line here.
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