AN annual steam event has announced two of its headline locomotives.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) will be holding its annual steam gala from September 23-26.

Twelve locomotives will be taking part in the four-day celebration of steam.

Visitors will be able to view some famous guest engines including the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust’s 60163 Tornado, Great Central Railway’s LMS 8F Class 48305 which and the NYMR’s home fleet of engines.

Visitors can see the heritage engines and enjoy a host of events along the 18 miles of countryside from Grosmont to Whitby, taking in the world-famous North York Moors National Park along the way. The Annual Steam Gala Beer Festival also makes a return to Goathland and Levisham stations, with a selection of local beers and ales.

Chris Price, general manager at NYMR, said: “It will be great to welcome these two icons of steam to the NYMR, with another locomotive to be announced. After taking a break in 2020 due to covid-19, it’s great to have the Steam Gala return – it’s without doubt one of our favourite events and one of the most popular.”

More details of locomotives taking part in the event and ticket information can be found at