Hop on board a steam or heritage diesel train and take a magical journey to your destination station to commence your new ‘job for life’ as a Victorian railway signaller.

Activity Type
KS2 History / Communication / Science themed hands-on activity with NYMR session leaders. Class will be split into groups and rotate around activities.

NYMR, Pickering Station, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7AJ.

Activity: 50 mins. Train Journey: 60 mins.
This example includes a Pickering to Grosmont Single Journey after the Signal Box Experience, other destinations are available with varying journey duration.

Do you have what it takes to be a Victorian Signalman/Signalwoman?

  • Get hands on with the history of communication and signalling from hand signals & flag semaphore to the invention of the electric telegraph and how it changed communication along the railway.
  • Have a go at operating signal levers with a visit to our unique Demonstration Signal Box at Pickering Station.
  • Ding, ding, ding! Send and decipher coded messages between signal boxes using bells and tappers, to keep trains safe as they travel along the line.

Educational activities are free of charge when booking school group travel!
For help planning your visit, ticket fares and to book your train journey please contact [email protected]

NYMR runs steam as well as heritage diesel engines, please check the timetable when making a booking. Photo credit: Imperial War Museum.