A NORTH Yorkshire railway has revealed the first guest locomotives for its Annual Steam Gala as tickets go on sale for the hugely popular event.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway have revealed that visitors to the event will be able to view some iconic guest engines alongside NYMR’s home fleet of engines.

The first guest engine is the LNER A4 “Sir Nigel Gresley” No.60007 in the British Rail blue livery, marking 85 years since it originally entered service in November 1937.

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The second visiting engine is to be announced later this summer, according to NYMR.

Services will start at 9am everyday until 7pm at The Steam Gala with special late extended services also available until 10.30pm on Friday, September 23rd and Saturday, September 23.

As well as witnessing the steam locomotives through the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, there will also be the opportunity to travel by steam, along the national network, with steam services to Whitby.

Visitors will also be able to experience the Annual Steam Gala Beer Festival, according to NYMR.

At Levisham Station there will be a demonstration of shunting trains and vintage stationary engine displays.

Guests can also book a spot on a Pullman Dining Train from Grosmont with lunch services departing at 12.30pm on the Thursday and Sunday, and evening services on the Friday and Saturday departing at 7.15pm.

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Day tickets for the four-day event will go on sale from May 12 and are available priced from £45 with discount options for multi-day tickets.

Chris Price, chief executive of NYMR, said: “The Steam Gala is without a doubt one of our favourite events in the calendar, and this year will be no different as we look forward to welcoming two iconic visiting steam engines for our guests to enjoy - especially Sir Nigel Gresley which has recently undergone a 10-year overhaul.

“Tickets for this much-loved event usually fly out the door, and is a great opportunity to see so many locomotives in steam. So be sure to bag yourself a ticket and we’ll see you all in September!”

You can find and purchase tickets here


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