Join us for our first Family Weekend, where you will be able to take a sneaky peek behind the scenes at the railway. This new event will showcase all the work that goes into keeping the wheels turning. See our steam crane in action at Grosmont, learn about the infrastructure and bridges at Goathland, and meet the archive team at Pickering. 

Interested in volunteering at the railway? A volunteer ambassador will be at each station over the event to discuss what volunteering involves and how you can join the team! 

Pickering Station

  • Learn what goes on in the Carriage & Wagon Depot 
  • Turntable Demonstration
  • Archives Display in the Learning Centre - 'Lighting at the Railway'
  • Pickering Wagon Group and London & North Eastern Railway Coach Association (LNERCA) Talks 
  • Peter’s Railway – Young Engineers Centre & Book signing by author Chris Vine
  • Tours of the Archives

Levisham Station 

  • Junior Volunteer Talks & Demonstrations
  • Pickering Experimental Engineering & Model Society (PEEMS) – Miniature Railway
  • Model Railway of Rosedale Abbey mine

Goathland Station

  • Wagon Group Talks and Demonstrations
  • Brake Van Rides 
  • Learn about the importance of our bridges and come and have a go at making your own bridge

Grosmont Station

  • Motive Power Depot (MPD) Crane Demonstrations
  • Look through the Works, Boiler Shop and Wheel Drops 
  • Walk under a loco in the Deviation Pit 
  • Armstrong Oilers Open (Booked Tours) - Armstrong Oilers create lubrication devices designed to suit all types of plain bearings used in railed rolling stock
  • Saturday only - Grosmont Co-op will be commemorating its 150 anniversary year. This will be celebrated with a Victorian Fair in the afternoon. There will be music from the Goathland Plough Stots, Hawsker Village Band and The Hobos as well as traditional games and activities. Velocipede tin bath rides, swing boats and roundabouts and archery will take place as well as the chance to have your photograph taken in Victorian costume. There will be Victorian teas and cakes and craft stalls, display of mining artefacts, a real ale bar and Yorkshire Gin stall. The event will have an official opening for members and will be open to everyone from 1.30pm.


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