The Railway Capital...
York is the home of railway heritage and the city has been at the forefront of the development of the railway in the UK for centuries.
The city has been home to prominent figures including George Hudson, the ‘Railway King’ and now is the location of the national museum of the Railways and houses some of the greatest trains in history including the Mallard, Duchess of Hamilton and George Stephenson’s Rocket.
Get on the Right Track….
First stop - the National Railway Museum. Explore the three giant halls full of trains and railway legends. Here you will find all the classics from the Mallard, the world's fastest steam locomotive, to Queen Victoria's Royal Carriages and modern day examples such as Eurostar and the world famous "Shinkansen", the Japanese Bullet train.
For a glorious trip back in time, step aboard the North Yorkshire Moors Railway at Pickering and travel by steam train via Goathland to Grosmont. Stunning scenery as you journey through 18 miles of North Yorkshire Moors National Park, calling at picturesque stations on the way.