Astounding Inventions: LNERCA Atkins Building Tour: 11, 12, 14, 15 & 18 September

Join us in celebrating England's rich history of invention, industry and innovation with Heritage Open Days 'Astounding Inventions' theme. Where would we be without steam trains?

Visit the NLHF Atkins Building at Pickering Station, home to the detailed carriage restoration of the London & North Eastern Railway Coach Association (LNERCA). Here, a dedicated team of volunteers, obtain, operate and lovingly restore a collection of ex-LNER heritage carriages which the NYMR use on the railway. Known as the Teak Set, these have a special feature of being teak mounted body on a on a steel under-frame, with their resulting varnished teak finish giving a striking appearance. Inside they are very different from modern coaches, and travelling in them is like stepping back in time, with nostalgia oozing from every corner. 

These 20-30 minute tours give you an opportunity to inspect their heritage carriage restoration close up. 

  • Tour Suitability: All
  • Times: 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00 & 13:30 (20-30 minutes per tour)
  • Meeting Place: Pickering Station, Visitor Car Park - Meet adjacent to Car Park Machine
  • Price: FREE - You must pre-book your FREE Ticket. 


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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. 

Yorkshire's Magnificent Journey Project

The £10 million YMJ project aims to secure the long-term future of the popular heritage railway. It involves much-needed infrastructure improvements to enable the line to continue running for generations to come, including the replacement of three bridges.  For further information and to donate please visit

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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