Passengers of all ages will be transported back to the 1940s for a weekend filled with the camaraderie and community spirit of World War II, when North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) hosts its Railway in Wartime event from Friday 11th until Sunday 13th October 2019.

The award-winning historical charity has arranged a whole host of war-themed entertainment including a pop-up show, live music, 'British Restaurant' and re-enactment displays along its heritage railway line.

Brand new for 2019, discover the D-Day exhibition at Pickering station in light of the centenary anniversary – an immersive display for children highlighting the tense first 24 hours on the beaches of Normandy.

At Levisham station, join in with the interactive show, ‘Other Side of the Tracks’, and watch as the story unfolds about child evacuee, Jane, as she overcomes challenges and adventures in the East Yorkshire countryside.

Delve deep and experience war life with Eden Camp as Grosmont station is packed with authentic fairground rides, military vehicles, a vintage sweet shop and children’s games.

Enjoy return rides along the heritage line from Pickering to Grosmont during the nostalgic Railway in Wartime with tickets just £27 for adults/concession, £13.50 for children and families (two adults and two children) for £56. Multi-day tickets (one-day, two-day and three-day ticket options are available). Carer tickets are available with a full paying fare.

To find out more, please call 01751 473799 or to book tickets, visit nymr.co.uk/wartime

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For further information please contact Gough Bailey Wright on 01527 579 555

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Notes for editors

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is an award-winning charitable trust that carries 300,000 unique passengers every year. It is Britain’s most popular heritage railway and is one of the best visitor attractions in the North East. www.nymr.co.uk/YMJ

The NYMR trust relies heavily on donations and the work of its many volunteers. The 180-year old railway needs to raise £1 million by 2022 so its railway bridges and its 50-100-year-old vehicles can remain viable.

  • The NYMR cares for operating and developing the railway it owns from Pickering to Grosmont.
  • The heritage railway operates over Network Rail from Grosmont to Whitby.
  • The charity provides a high quality, safe and authentic evocation of the steam age for the public.
  • The NYMR is an Educational Charitable Trust. Providing education for all ages.
  • The railway is a fully accredited museum.

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