Here at North Yorkshire Moors Railway we think that Yorkshire Day should be celebrated 365 days a year.

However we'll just have to settle for 1st August!

Top Yorkshire facts you may not know!

  • Yorkshire is the biggest county in the UK, and due to its vast amount of ‘unspoilt’ countryside is often nicknamed God’s own Country/County.
  • The NYMR carries more passengers than any other heritage railway in the UK and may be the busiest steam heritage line in the world, carrying 355,000 passengers. 
  • The World Coal Carrying Championship is held in Yorkshire every Easter Monday. 
  • LNER Class A3 4472 Flying Scotsman is a Pacific steam locomotive built in 1923 for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER). Built at Doncaster Works, Yorkshire, to a design of Nigel Gresley.
  • Thomas Crapper, who invented the modern loo, was born in Yorkshire.
  • The use of the White Rose of Yorkshire goes back to Edmund of Langley in the fourteenth century, the first Duke of York and the ruling Plantagenets.
  • One of the most distinctive-looking locomotives built for the railways of Britain, the A4 class of the London & North Eastern Railway was introduced in 1935 for a special train to honour King George V's Silver Jubilee - Also built at Doncaster Works, Yorkshire!
  • The Shambles in York is believed to be the oldest shopping street in Europe, even getting a mention in the Domesday Book of 1086.
  • Celebrate the Q6 & RAF Centenary with the North Yorkshire Moors Railway! The North Eastern Railway commissioned a class of heavy freight locomotives in 1913, primarily intended to haul coal trains. As locomotives were sent to France during the Great War to assist with the mammoth logistical task of supplying the vast armies in action, more of these T2 class locomotives were built throughout the war and up until 1921, with Darlington Works and Armstrong Whitworth in Newcastle turning out 120 in all.


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