THE North Yorkshire Moors Railway will open its doors to the inner workings of its locomotives over May Bank Holiday.

On Saturday, May 4 to Monday, May 6, adults and children will be able to go behind the scenes and learn how the world-famous railway operates.

Paul Middleton, head of traction and rolling stock at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway said: "The railway welcomes over 350,000 visitors each year so to have an event that allows members of the public the chance to see what goes on behind the scenes, and all the hard work our volunteers put in on a daily basis, is fantastic."

Open events at Pickering Station will show what happens in the 'carriage and wagon,' workshop.

Whilst events at Levisham Station will showcase how signalling on the line works.

Further events, at Goathland and Grosmont will also take place as part of the three-day holiday.

Mr Middleton added: “We look forward to seeing lots of families at the railway for a fun bank holiday weekend and we’re sure they’ll no doubt learn a thing or two as well."

Adding to the fun, visitors will also be able to see the recently restored Q6 locomotive 63395.

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