Behind the Scenes: Members Offer 2019

Members have an opportunity to visit the railway and go 'Behind the Scenes', where you will be able to take a sneaky peek at the areas we usually have closed. This event will showcase all the work that goes into keeping the wheels turning. 

Pickering Station 

Members will be able to see what goes on inside the Carriage and Wagon workshop, headed up by Manager Kieran who recently starred in the Channel 5 documentary ‘The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard’. The Archive and Education departments will also be producing a display on Platform 2, '50 years of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway'.  

Visitor Car Park:
• Explore the Carriage and Wagon Shed and join the London & North Eastern Railway Coach Association (LNERCA) and Pickering Wagon Group.

Platform 2:
• '50 years of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway', an exhibition by the Archive Department. 
• Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to travel on a brake van ride with shuttles operating between main train services each day.
• Children can dress up and become a railway signaller between 12:00 and 16:00 in the demonstration signalbox.

Levisham & Goathland Stations 

Members travelling to Levisham station will be treated to signalbox tours and there will be a talk on the history of Goathland Station including the Pelton Wheel. There will also be information about the vital repair works needed to the bridges located on the approach to the station, as well as plans to install an exciting new education carriage.

• Travel to Levisham Station and take a tour in a working signalbox between 10:00 and 16:00.
• Continue your journey and enjoy a talk on the history of Goathland Station.
• Learn about our £9.2m Appeal - Yorkshire’s Magnificent Journey.

Grosmont Station

Not only that, at Grosmont, the operating hub of the railway, there will be the chance to walk through the repair shop and running shed to get a first-hand insight into the work being carried out on locomotives and rolling stock. See the steam crane in action from 10:30 - 15:30 (Sunday & Monday only). 

Paul Middleton, Head of Traction and Rolling Stock at the NYMR and star of ‘The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard’, said: “Being at the railway for over 20 years, it’s great to open up the engine sheds for people to get up close and personal with the lifeblood of rail history. I am particularly proud this year, as my own steam locomotive (Lucie – the Belgian steam tram) will be on display.”

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!  

Exclusive Members Offer (Standard Membership & Life Members): Pickering to Whitby Return, Adult £10 & Child £5.00 (This is an exclusive offer and is not valid with 50% standard members discount). Multi-Day Tickets (1 day, Adult £10, 2 day, Adult £20 and 3 day, Adult £30 ticket options available).  

We will be running the Bronze Timetable on Saturday & Monday and the Silver Timetable on Sunday. View Timetables.


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