7, 8, 14 & 15 September

See what happens behind the scenes at the locomotive sheds in Grosmont, the operating hub of the railway. Each tour will last approximately 45 minutes and includes a tour of the restoration workshop where you will see our locomotives currently being overhauled. The tour will then proceed into the boiler shop where you will be able to see the on-going work taking place.

There will also be some opportunity to take photographs of the locomotives and work being done to restore and maintain our historic fleet of locomotives.  

  • Tour Suitability: Families (children must be over 10 years old) and Adults
  • Times: 10:00, 11:00 & 13:00 (approx. 45 minutes per tour)
  • Meeting Place: To meet at the engine sheds. Access from Grosmont Station, cross the road to the right of the Station and walk through the foot tunnel. Prior to the tour setting off, please visit the Shed Shop and then the tour will commence at the foot of the stairs
  • Booking: You must pre-book your FREE Ticket


Book Tickets

  • The Motive Power Depot is a potentially hazardous working environment. Consequently, Participants must be reasonably fit, agile and over 10 years old.
  • Unfortunately, due to the working environment of the Motive Power Depot wheelchair users cannot be accommodated.
  • No pets are allowed on the tour including guide dogs/assistance dogs due to safety reasons.
  • Participants will need to wear suitable clothing and footwear.

The NYMR's Trust is a not-for-profit charity, which focuses on both the education of all people of all backgrounds through the operation of a living museum demonstrating the impact of the coal-powered steam railway as a catalyst for the rapid expansion of the Industrial Revolution and a foundation of modern societies and economies. 

About Heritage Open Days

  • Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture. Running for ten days every September, the festival offers free access to heritage events and activities across England.
  • Heritage Open Days is brought to you by the National Trust with support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, and delivered locally by a large range of organisations (including civic societies, heritage organisations and local councils, community champions and thousands of enthusiastic volunteers).
  • For further details about the festival, visit heritageopendays.org.uk
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