Our Annual Steam Gala is back with up to 12 locomotives in steam, from Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th September.

Ride behind our guest locomotives and home fleet engines across the four days with services calling at Pickering, Levisham, Newtondale Halt (by request), Goathland, Grosmont and Whitby stations.

Also taking place during this traction-packed event, see various freight trains being moved up and down the line and the award-winning and much-loved steam tram, No. 8 ‘Lucie’, will be on pilot duty at Levisham Station.

TICKETS ARE LIMITED TO THIS EVENT - All online tickets have now SOLD OUT There is a small amount available for on-the-day purchase from the Booking Offices.


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Visiting Locomotives

No. 2999 Lady of Legend 

Lady of Legend is our third visiting loco courtesy of Didcot Railway Centre and is a recreation of the Saint Class locomotive.

The new locomotive was numbered 2999, taking the next number in the sequence allocated to the Saints – the previous one, 2998 Ernest Cunard, having been outshopped in 1913!

The engineering excellence that went to create 2999 was recognised by the Heritage Railway Association in February 2020 when the project won the first-ever Chairman’s special prize at the organisation’s annual awards. The project was also 'Highly Commended' at the national Museums + Heritage awards in September 2020.

No. 60163 Tornado

Tornado will be visiting courtesy of the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust. This new build steam locomotive Tornado may look like something from a bygone age but it was, in fact, completed in 2008, built from scratch by a dedicated team of volunteers. In the last decade the engine has found fame on the large and small screen, appearing in the Paddington 2 movie and starring in Top Gear’s Race to the NorthTornado is also famed for reaching 100mph in secret night time tests in 2017, making it the first steam locomotive to reach such high speeds since the 1960s.

8F No. 48305

48305 LMS 8F Class 2-8-0 Will be visiting courtesy of the Great Central Railway. Designed by William Arthur Stanier this heavy goods engine was capable of pulling 1000 ton trains and was to be one of the most successful locomotive designs of all time.

Originally this locomotive operated over the LMS system until 1948, when the railways were nationalised, and then operated over most of the network across Britain.


Home Fleet Locomotives

  • BR 9F No. 92134
  • S15 No. 825
  • Black 5 Eric Treacy No. 5428
  • Award-winning Lucie No. 8
  • BR Standard 4 No. 76079
  • BR Standard 4 Tank No. 80136
  • Q6 No. 63395 - Unfortunately 63395 is unable to run.
  • J27 No. 65894
  • Peggy No. 29

Other Activities

During the weekend stations along the line will be hosting exciting events of their own such as the Annual Steam Gala Beer Festival which sees Goathland (Thu 1130-1800 & Fri-Sun 1130-2300) and Levisham (Thu & Sun 1100-1900 and Fri & Sat 1100-2300) offering a wide selection of real ales from local breweries such as Brass Castle, Helmsley Brewing Co, Baytown and many more. Station Tea Rooms and Levisham Tea Hut will be open for refreshments.

Live Music form Moonshine Rye at Goathland Station Beer Festival on Saturday evening, 1930 - 2200. A later service will run on Friday & Saturday evening from Pickering to Grosmont and back for any late passengers from the Beer Festival.

Trade stalls will also be at Pickering Station including the LNER Coach Association, DPP Model Railways and Yorkshire Wolds Railway. The Dame Vera Lynn Fundraising Group will be raising funds for the war locomotive, No. 3672.

The Shed Shop at Grosmont (visit via the foot tunnel) has a fantastic range of Hornby, Bachmann and Dapol model railway items, some often at less than RRP, great for adding to your model railway layout. Open each day 1000 - 1700.

A Vintage Agricultural Engine Display with a varied selection of British & American agricultural and some military engines will be at Levisham Station on Sat & Sun between 0930-1530.

Limited Edition T-Shirt

We have a limited edition T-Shirt on sale for the Annual Steam Gala 2021!

100% cotton black unisex T-shirt in the NYMR label with white print – front and back – featuring a full loco listing on the back and the NYMR logo and Gala dates on the front left pocket.

Price: £16.50 - Show your support & Buy Online

Limited availability at Pickering & Grosmont Station Shops during the event.

Timetable & Locomotive Allocations

The Annual Steam Gala event timetable is available to download below. There are services running each day of the event between Pickering, Levisham, Goathland and Grosmont stations along with services to and from Whitby station. An up-to-date locomotive allocations sheet will also be available from Booking Offices and to download during the event.


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Tickets & Fares

A Small Donation Makes a Big Difference
The extra you pay when choosing a Donation Ticket contributes towards the continued preservation of one of the world’s greatest heritage railways. You are helping us to provide a high quality, safe and authentic evocation of the steam age for all to enjoy.

Single-Day Fares

Non-Members: Adult £40 (£44 with 10% Donation), Child £20 (£22 with 10% Donation) & Family (2A+2C) £82 (£90.20 with a 10% Donation).
Members: Adult £20 (£22 with 10% Donation) & Child £10 (£11 with 10% Donation).

Multi-Day Fares


Our events will take place as planned adhering to the latest Government guidelines, and we will continue to monitor the situation and update measures closer to the event.

An up-to-date locomotive allocations sheet will be available from Booking Offices on the day of your visit or this page.

The appearance of all locomotives is subject to completion of any required maintenance/overhaul. NYMR reserves the right to alter, cancel or suspend services, allocations and advertised attractions/locomotives.

Images courtesy: Frank Dumbleton, Alan Weaver & Philip Benham.