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A glittering guestlist of locomotives are revealed as tickets
go on sale for NYMR’s popular annual Steam Gala

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) has confirmed the first locomotives for its 50th Anniversary Steam Gala, taking place this autumn from 21st to 24th September. As it's exactly 50 years since NYMR started running passenger services, this year's Gala is going to be extra special - a celebration of the last half century in steam.

At the highly-anticipated event, groups will be able to view some iconic guest engines alongside the NYMR’s home fleet of engines – the first guest is LNER A4 pacific locomotive 'Sir Nigel Gresley', which is arriving on Thursday 21st but will be in action from 22nd - 24th, thanks to the Sir Nigel Gresley Locomotive Trust. The second guest locomotive that has been announced is the Great Central Railway and David Clarke Railway Trust’s BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No. 92214 which, this year, has been repainted back into British Railway’s blue livery. There are two further visiting locomotives that will be announced before the 50th Anniversary Steam Gala.

The Steam Gala features an intensive timetable with services starting at 9am every day and trains every half an hour, with special late extended services also available until 10pm on Friday and Saturday.

In addition to witnessing the incredible steam locos along the 18 miles of scenery, from wooded valleys to beautiful countryside through the breathtaking North York Moors National Park, there will also be the opportunity to travel by steam, along the national network, with steam services to Whitby.

The home fleet locomotives that are running throughout the four-day event are:

  • BR 9F No. 92134

  • SR Railway Schools Class No. 926  'Repton'

  • Black 5 No. 5428 ‘Eric Treacy’

  • No. 8 ‘Lucie’

  • BR Standard 4 Tank No. 80136

  • J27 No. 65894

  • Lambton Tank No. 29 ‘Peggy’

Groups can also experience a host of exciting events and activities such as the Annual Steam Gala Beer Festival at Goathland and Levisham stations with a selection of real ales and ciders from local breweries such as Helmsley Brewing Co. and Whitby Brewery. Pickering Station will host an array of trade stalls featuring railway memorabilia, books, and model railways and at Grosmont Station visitors will be able to visit the engine shed and see some of the locomotives being prepared and restoration projects taking place.

Group bookings must be pre-booked in advance by calling 01751 477700 or emailing Drop Off/Pick Up Point is station dependent - please contact for full details.

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