North Yorkshire Moors Railway lines up for the annual Steam Gala

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The annual Steam Gala, hosted by the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) from September 22-25, announced the latest visiting locomotives.

Through the Great Central Railway in Loughborough, BR Standard 5 No. 75156 will be visiting. The locomotive is one of five surviving Standard Class 5 locomotives from the original 172, which were built between 1951 and 1956 by British Railways Workshops.

No. 85 Taff Vale Railway Class 02, will also feature in the event from Keighley and Worth Valley Railway in Haworth. This locomotive worked at Lambton, Hetton and Joicey Colliery and will be joined by No. 29 ‘Peggy’ of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

Both locomotives will join LNER A4 ‘Sir Nigel Gresley’ No 60007 in its black livery at the event. The Steam Gala is a great opportunity to see these locomotives alongside the North Yorkshire Moors Railway fleet and their demonstration freight trains which have been restored by NYMR’s Volunteer Wagon Group.

Gala visitors will also be able to attend the annual Steam Gala beer festival in Goathland and Levisham, with a wiggle demonstration, displays and the Tea Hut open in Levisham. Pickering Station will host a range of trade stalls featuring railway memorabilia and model trains. Grosmont station will open the engine shed where visitors can view some of the restoration projects underway.

On the sidelines of the major Gala events, it will be possible to travel by steam on the national network with services from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. with special services on the 23rd and 24th continuing until 10.30 p.m.

RailAdvent visited for the 2021 gala, you can watch some images from the event here.

Four-day tickets to the Steam Gala are available for £126 with shorter day options available. Adult day tickets can also be purchased for £45. Further information on tickets and the locomotives involved in the gala can be found at: nymr.co.uk/steam-gala.

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