It’s Christmas at the NYMR! There’s festive jollity aplenty as the railway prepares for the 2019 Santa Season. What started as a bit of good fun is now an absolutely crucial depths-of-winter revenue generator for the railway. And to make sure this is the most successful Santa Season ever they’ve added a whole new train, the Northern Lights Express. This spectacular new service - involving 25,000 lights fixed to a moving steam train and its carriages, as well as illuminating sections of the 18 mile track – is an incredible technical and logistical challenge. How will this marriage of Victorian engineering and 21st century expectations come together?

And on top of everything else Piglet is desperate to get his own little steam engine, Lucie, ready for Christmas. He’s spent two years restoring the little steam tram. It just needs its boiler fixing but boilersmith Mark has to leave the job when his new baby comes earlier than expected. A very fitting Christmas twist. Plus, you get to see your favourite railway characters in silly Xmas hats!


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