The Pickering Paxman’ Railtour: 15th July 2017

East Midlands Trains (EMT), in conjunction with the Branch Line Society and 125 Group, will be visiting the railway with a very special HST charter to enjoy a rather unique journey along the NYMR's beautiful line. The tour will traverse unusual lines along the way and will be formed of eight Mark 3 vehicles and two EMT Class 43 power cars fitted with VP185 engines, with 43082 Railway Children requested. 

Charters requested route, bid to Network Rail, is as follows: Derby (PU 06.30) – Chesterfield Down Barrow Hill (P3) – Down Main – Sheffield (PU 07.05) – Pontefract Baghill – York (PU 08.05) – Darlington (RM) – Thornaby Down Goods – Battersby Loop (RM) – Grosmont – Whitby P2 (RM) – Grosmont – Pickering (RM) – Grosmont Ground Frame (RM) – Battersby (RM) – Northallerton Up Longlands Loop – York (SD 19.10) – Hambleton East Jn – Selby Canal Curve – Doncaster Up Fast – Doncaster St James Jn (Goods) – Sheffield (SD 20.30) – Heeley Up Passenger Loop – Up Main – Chesterfield Up Barrow Hill – Derby (SD 21.00) All timings and routing are provisional and subject to clearance and operational constraints on the day.

The Railway Children is a charity which helps thousands of children across the UK, India and East Africa run away or are forced to leave homes that have become unbearable through poverty, abuse, violence and neglect. Reaching a child as soon as possible is crucial to getting to children on the streets before an abuser can, and before they become entrenched in street life. We race to get to children before the streets get to them.

Passengers wishing to travel along the NYMR line will be given the opportunity to also travel behind the vising HST. Booking details and timetable will be confirmed shortly. 

NOTE: The NYMR scheduled timetable for 15.7.2017 may be amended to accommodate the HST visiting engine. Please keep checking for updates.