Railway Conservation. Run by Volunteers. Not for Profit.
Over the three-day event families can hop on board steam and heritage diesel trains and relive the amazing spirit and camaraderie of World War II, whilst enjoying various war-themed entertainment and vehicle displays at stations along the iconic North Yorkshire Moors Railway line.
Each station will be transformed to create a variety of scenarios and performances including a wartime street, ‘The Sidings’, at Pickering, Home Guard demonstrations at Goathland and RAF themed Grosmont. New for 2018 - Levisham station will see a celebration of Victory in Europe which will include 1940s style show bands, music acts, dance troupes and much more.
Help us return back to traffic 3672 Dame Vera Lynn so visitors can enjoy the sight and sound of a genuine wartime locomotive!
The Railway in Wartime event has become so popular events have sprung up across Pickering. Check out our Partners for the event and Welcome to Pickering website. View our other Frequently Asked Questions.
Apply for a Travel Warrant (a reduced rate three-day ‘ticket’ for passengers in period costume*), entry to the military & civilian vehicle parades or to park a display vehicle during the event by downloading the Application Form.
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Explore RAF Grosmont, which showcases the importance of the RAF during WWII. To mark RAF 100th birthday, we will have RAF Battle of Britain MK2 Spitfire on display, plus Plotting Room.Read more
Wartime Trade Stalls, Including 40s hair styling and hats, clothing and militaria. Display of agricultural equipment of the era. The Auxiliary Commando Airborne will also be setting up camp during the day.Read more
Visit Levisham Station and join the celebration of Victory in Europe!Read more
Visit 'The Sidings', a wartime street featuring a 1940s public house & live music!Read more