Join us for our first Family Weekend, where you 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 to learn about the railway’s past 50 years in action.

Pickering Station

  • Learn what goes on in the Carriage & Wagon Depot 
  • Turntable Demonstration
  • Signal Box Demonstrations
  • Archives Display in the Learning Centre
  • Pickering Wagon Group and London & North Eastern Railway Coach Association (LNERCA) Talks 
  • Peter’s Railway – Young Engineers Centre
  • 50th Anniversary of the Trust Formation Exhibition in the Learning Centre

Levisham Station 

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

Goathland Station

  • Wagon Group Talks and Demonstrations
  • Break Van Rides - tbc
  • Take a look around a Footplate - tbc
  • 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 - tbc
  • Walk under a loco in the Deviation Pit – tbc 
  • Armstrong Oilers Open (Booked Tours) - Armstrong Oilers create lubrication devices designed to suit all types of plain bearings used in railed rolling stock


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