The North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway is one of the earliest and most historic lines in the North of England. The 18-mile line runs through the beautiful North York Moors National Park between the market town of Pickering and the village of Grosmont. Pickering station has been restored to it's 1937 glory with help from a Heritage Lottery Fund while, at the opposite end of the line, Grosmont station has been restored to the British Railways’ style of the 1960s.
Other stations along the line include Levisham Station, Newton Dale Halt and Goathland Station. Goathland may be better known to some people as it's fictional name "Aidensfield" as made famous by ITV's Hearbeat television series. It's also possible to get from Grosmont to Whitby but not always so it's worth checking the timetable. Also sometimes it will be a diesel train as opposed to a steam train so again check the timetable.
The North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway (NYMR) is very closely linked to The Pickering War Weekend, sometimes known as The Railway at War Weekend or The Pickering 1940s Weekend. It also holds several other events through out the year including a Sixties Weekend (closely linked with The Pickering 60s Festival), Wizard Weekends, a Halloween event, the Christmas Santa Special and many gala events. You can find the NYMR events calendar here.
The North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway Opening Times for 2012 have been announced as follows:
The North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway Website
Discover Yorkshire - Pickering
Discover Yorkshire - Pickering 60s Festival
Discover Yorkshire - Pickering, a Visitors Guide
Discover Yorkshire - The Pickering War Weekend
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