Visitors will be able to see iconic guest engines alongside NYMR’s fleet of engines – the first guest is LNER A4 Sir Nigel Gresley No. 60007, freshly overhauled and will be back in British Rail blue livery, marking 85 years since its origin put into service in November 1937.
A second tour engine will be announced later this summer.
The Steam Gala offers an intensive schedule with services starting at 9am daily until 7pm with special late extended services also available until 10:30pm on Friday September 23rd and Saturday September 24th.
As well as seeing the steam locomotives along the 18 miles of scenery, there will also be the opportunity to travel by steam, along the National Railway, with steam services to Whitby.
Visitors 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.
At Levisham station there will be a train shunting demonstration and a display of vintage stationary engines.
Pickering Station will host a series of trade stands featuring railway memorabilia and model trains and at Grosmont Station visitors can tour the engine shed and see some of the restoration projects underway.
Keep your eyes peeled for this year’s limited edition navy Steam Gala t-shirt, available to buy online or on the day, for £19.50.
Those looking to do it all during the celebrations can book their place on a Pullman Dining Train from Grosmont with lunch services at 12:30 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, and evening services Friday and Saturday at 7:15 p.m.
Single-day tickets for Steam’s four-day celebration are on sale now and are available from £45, with discounted options for multi-day tickets.
Chris Price, Managing Director of NYMR, said: “The Steam Gala is without a doubt one of our favorite events on the calendar, and this year will be no different as we look forward to welcoming two iconic steam locomotives to our guests. enjoy – especially Sir Nigel Gresley who recently underwent a 10 year refit.
“Tickets for this popular event usually fly out the door, and it’s a great opportunity to see so many steam locomotives.”
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