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28/03/2017

News release - Issued by North Yorkshire Moors Railway

All aboard! Royal Scot arrives at North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Its full steam ahead at North Yorkshire Moors Railway as the popular locomotive Royal Scot has officially arrived, setting off the new season in style.

This year, the railway celebrates 50 years since the formation of the charitable Trust (1967 - 2017) and in celebration of this anniversary, Royal Scot will be at the railway for all ages to enjoy on 25, 26, 28, 29, 30 March and 1 & 2 April. Fares will include a return journey from Grosmont to Pickering and departure times will be 09.30, 12.30 and 15.30 lasting approximately 2 hours 45 minutes on a fixed round trip.

Owned by the Royal Scot Locomotive & General Trust, Royal Scot weighs 85 tons and has a maximum speed of 160kph when in service. Built in 1927, she 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. Royal Scot 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.

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.
For further information and to 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.

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

Louise Iles – PR Account Director: lou@gough.co.uk
Sara Gillespie – Junior PR Account Manager: sara.g@gough.co.uk
Sam Wright – Account Executive: sam@gough.co.uk

Notes for editors

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is a non- profitable 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.

• 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.