Glittering guestlist of locomotives revealed as tickets now on sale for NYMR’s popular Annual Steam Gala!

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) has confirmed two of the four visiting locomotives for its 50th Anniversary Steam Gala, taking place this autumn from 21st to 24th September. As it's exactly 50 years since NYMR started running passenger services, this year's Gala is going to be extra special - a celebration of the last half century in steam!

Day tickets for the four-day celebration of steam are available now, priced at £45 for one day, with discounted options for multi-day tickets. As well as this, Kids Go Free (aged 0-15) and members get 50% off tickets.

LNER A4 No. 60007 'Sir Nigel Gresley'

At the highly-anticipated event, visitors will be able to view some iconic guest engines alongside the NYMR’s home fleet of engines – the first guest is LNER A4 Pacific locomotive No. 60007 'Sir Nigel Gresley', which is arriving on Thursday 21st but will be in action from 22nd - 24th, thanks to the Sir Nigel Gresley Locomotive Trust. The second guest locomotive that has been announced is the Great Central Railway and David Clarke Railway Trust's BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No. 92214 which, this year, has been repainted back into British Railway’s black livery. There are two further visiting locomotives that will be announced before the 50th Anniversary Steam Gala.

BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No. 92214

The Steam Gala features an intensive timetable with services starting at 9am every day and trains every half an hour, with special late extended services also available until 10pm on Friday and Saturday. In addition to witnessing the incredible steam locos along the 18 miles of scenery, from wooded valleys to beautiful countryside through the breath-taking North York Moors National Park, there will also be the opportunity to travel by steam, along the national network, with services to Whitby.

The home fleet locomotives that are running at the four-day event are:

•  BR 9F No. 92134
•  SR Railway Schools Class No.926 'Repton'
•  Black 5 No. 5428 'Eric Treacy'
•  No. 8 'Lucie'
•  BR Standard 4 Tank No. 80136
•  J27 No. 65894
•  No. 29 'Peggy'

Visitors can also experience a host of exciting events and activities such as the Annual Steam Gala Beer Festival at Goathland and Levisham stations with a selection of real ales and ciders from local breweries such as Helmsley Brewing Co. and Whitby Brewery. Pickering Station will host an array of trade stalls featuring railway memorabilia, books, and model railways and at Grosmont Station visitors will be able to visit the engine sheds and see some of the locomotives being prepared and progress on current restoration projects taking place.

Chris Price, CEO at the NYMR, said: The annual Steam Gala is one of the most exciting events of the year. This year is an extra special one as it’s our 50th anniversary, and we have the pleasure of welcoming four visiting locomotives - including iconic locomotive Sir Nigel Gresley. With so much to see over the four days, it’s not a surprise that tickets are always so high in demand. We’re very much looking forward to seeing the locos be enjoyed by so many again in September.

For further information of the locomotives taking part in the Annual Steam Gala and to purchase tickets visit