It's been a busy few weeks at the NYMR; His Majesty The King took time out of his busy schedule to visit us with the Royal Train, hauled by No. 60103 Flying Scotsman, which meant our very own celebrity Paul 'Piglet' Middleton had to swap his boiler suit for a much smarter suit to welcome King Charles III at Pickering.

Since then, we have managed to get a few minutes of Piglets time to select three runner-up entries and a winner for our 50th Anniversary Headboard Competition.

See what Piglet had to say below, and don't miss his little blooper at the end too. 😃


Each runner-up will receive a Family Ticket to visit the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. The runners-up are:


Corey, Age 9

Immy, Age 5

Congratulations to all our runners-up.

Winning Entry - Johnny, Age 11

The winning entry will also receive a Family Ticket to visit the North Yorkshire Moors Railway along with their winning design made into a headboard and placed on a service when they visit. Congratulations to Johnny, with his design below, which Piglet was very pleased with.

Thank you to everyone who entered, there were some incredible entries and Piglet was super-impressed by them all.

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