Celebrate the Q6 & RAF Centenary with the North Yorkshire Moors Railway! 

North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) will host its Annual Steam Gala from Friday 28th September to Sunday 30th September, with a combination of guest locomotives and home fleet engines in steam over the weekend. Experience this year's Steam Gala which will be unlike any other as the railway celebrates 100 years of the railway's Q6 locomotives along with the 100th anniversary of the RAF. Don't miss out on the celebration! 

The NYMR's own Q6 locomotive is 100 years old and additionally preserved locomotives of the same age will join the railway for the celebration. The railway has invited 2857 from the Severn Valley Railway and Locomotive number 6 Douglas from the Talyllyn (which is also an ex RAF engine and painted in RAF plant blue to mark the centenary) which will travel on a flat wagon as part of the railway's demonstration goods train. 

Bulleid SR 4-6-2 'Battle of Britain' Class Pacific design, 34081 92 SQUADRON will also join the NYMR from Nene Valley Railway. Owned by The Battle of Britain Locomotive Society the class pacific locomotive was named after the famous Spitfire squadron based at Biggin Hill during the Battle of Britain in 1940. Entering service from Brighton works in September 1948, her all-too-brief mainline career ended when she was withdrawn from Eastleigh shed in August 1964 and subsequently sold to Dai Woodhams scrap yard at Barry Island in South Wales.

The Q6 will be operating alongside its NELPG (North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group) sister the J27 which will return to service in early 2018. Alongside the NYMR's home fleet will also be the Essex Locomotive Societies S15 number 825 making this one of the railway's biggest galas to date with potentially 12 locomotives on show.  

During the weekend stations along the line will be hosting exciting events of their own such as the Autumn Steam Gala Beer Festival which sees Levisham and Goathland offering a wide selection of real ales from local breweries such as Brass Castle, Helmsley Brewing Co, Baytown and many more. At Grosmont Station there will be an RAF Bomber Command Briefing held in the marquee on Platform 2.

Travel along the heritage line (Pickering to Grosmont returns) Adult/Concession £26, Child £13 and Family (2x Adults & 2x Children) £54. Multi-Day Tickets (1 day, 2 day and 3 day ticket options available). Timetable to be confirmed. 

Learn more about the History of the Locomotives that will be in operation this Steam Gala! 


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