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13/03/2017

News release - Issued by North Yorkshire Moors Railway

North Yorkshire Moors Railway gears up for the imminent arrival of Royal Scot!

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is putting its final preparations together for the exciting arrival of the popular locomotive, Royal Scot, from Saturday 25th March.

This year the railway celebrates 50 years since the formation of the charitable Trust (1967 - 2017) and to set the wheels in motion for this anniversary year, popular locomotive Royal Scot will steam in to the attraction and set off the new season in style.

Royal Scot, which was built in 1927, was the first in a new breed of steam locomotives, made by the LMS for their fastest passenger services from London to Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow. She was then rebuilt by British Railways in 1950 and went on to serve another 12 years in traffic on the West Coast Main Line. She was eventually retired in October 1962.

After a major overhaul, Royal Scot returned to steam in September 2015. She made her successful main line debut on December 22nd and 23rd with test runs from Crewe to Carnforth and return. She hauled her first main line passenger train for over fifty years on February 6th 2016 from Crewe to Holyhead and will travel through the North York Moors National Park from Saturday 25th March 2017.

Tickets for Royal Scot are now on sale, with adult prices starting from £30 and children £15, with a family ticket (2 adults & 2 children), available for just £64. Groups (20+) can also take advantage with adult tickets from £27 per person.

Royal Scot will be at the railway for all ages to enjoy on 25, 26, 28, 29, 30 March and 1 & 2 April, and fares will include a return journey from Grosmont to Pickering. Departure times will be 09.30, 12.30 and 15.30 lasting approximately 2 hours 45 minutes on a fixed round trip.

10 Royal Scot Facts:

1. Original design by Henry Fowler, revised by Sir William Stanier
2. Entered service in 1927, rebuilt 1950
3. Assigned BR number 46100
4. Weighs 85 tons / 86,000 kilograms
5. Max Speed: In service 100mph / 160kph - In preservation 75mph / 120kph
6. Water Capacity: 4000 gallons / 18,000 litres
7. Coal Capacity: 9 tons / 7,000 kilograms
8. Once owned by Butlins Holiday Camps
9. Appeared at the 1933 'Century of Progress' exhibition in Chicago, USA
10. Owned by the Royal Scot Locomotive & General Trust

For further information or to pre-book tickets online before your visit please go to www.nymr.co.uk /Royal-Scot

For regular news, updates and competitions, North Yorkshire Moors Railway is also on Facebook and Twitter.

*1967 was the formation of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway Preservation society which then became the North York Moors Historical Railway Trust Ltd.

ENDS


For further information please contact Gough Bailey Wright on 01527 579 555

Louise Iles – PR Account Director: lou@gough.co.uk
Sam Wright – PR Account Executive: sam@gough.co.uk

Notes for editors

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is a not-for profit charitable trust providing memorable experiences for visitors and fulfilment for volunteers and staff through the operation of Britain’s most popular heritage railway between Whitby and Pickering. Day to day operation is carried out by volunteers with railway operations and business experience. Every visitor that travels on the railway helps preserve one of the earliest and most historic lines.
• The NYMR cares for operating and developing the railway we own from Pickering to Grosmont.
• Operating over Network Rail from Grosmont to Whitby.
• Provides a high quality, safe and authentic evocation of the steam age for the public.
• Educational Charitable Trust. Providing education for all ages.
• The NYMR is a fully accredited museum.