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09/06/2016

News release - Issued by North Yorkshire Moors Railway

North Yorkshire Moors Railway Seventies weekend.

Experience the ultimate throwback to the 70s with North Yorkshire Moors Railway during its Awesome Seventies weekend.

Each year the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) hosts an Awesome Seventies Weekend combined with the Heritage Diesel Gala, to form one of the biggest weekends of the attractions 2016 summer season.

The event will see the arrival of an array of different engines that are sure to grab the attention of railway enthusiasts. From Class 55 ‘Pinza’ to Class 26 ‘Tom Clift’, not to mention Class 40 D213 ‘Andania’ and a range of other locomotives. The attraction is encouraging all guests to get into the spirit and throw their best 70’s glad rags on, and what’s more, those that wear platforms with their outfits will avoid a platform charge when attending the event!*

As well as this, there will also be much more entertainment over the weekend, sure to put a beaming smiles on visitors’ faces, whether they’re old or young, and no more so than at Levisham Station, where popular rock band, The Glamned, will be on hand belting out timeless classics. Not only that, the station will also have its own real ale bar, serving up the perfect pints to sip on during a summer day out with the family.

Fun is also on the menu at Pickering and Goathland Station, where there will be a 70s pop up museum and 70s display vehicles respectively, with the latter looking forward to welcoming DJ Lynn, who will be on the 1s and 2s for the majority of the weekend.

Chris Price, General Manager at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, said: “We are extremely excited to be hosting two great events across one weekend and we are sure that it will leave smiles on the faces of both children and adults alike. Fancy dress always makes for a good event and we don’t doubt our visitors for one second, we know they are going to pull out all the stops and turn up in the best 70s gear; it’s going to feel like we have jumped into a time machine! There are also some very popular diesel locomotives arriving for the event, which are sure to catch the eye of railway enthusiasts.”

North Yorkshire Moors Railway is one of the most historic lines in the North of England, taking visitors on picturesque journeys along an 18 mile railway line aboard steam and heritage diesel trains.

The railway passes through stunning scenery, from wooded valleys to beautiful countryside, stopping at charming villages and spectacular seaside locations.
Prices from £26 for adults and £13 for children or families can take advantage of the family ticket, starting from £54. Pickering to Grosmont or Grosmont to Pickering return.

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

For regular news, updates and competitions, North Yorkshire Moors Railway is also on Facebook www.facebook.com/northyorkshiremoorsrailway/ and Twitter www.twitter.com/nymr?lang=en.

*A pair of platform shoes will result in one free platform charge.

ENDS


For further information please contact

Gough Bailey Wright on 01527 579 555
Laura Quigley –PR Account Director: laura@gough.co.uk
Simmie Korotane –Senior Account Manager: simmie.korotane@gough.co.uk
Sam Wright – Junior 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 through the preservation and operation of Britain’s most popular heritage railway between Whitby and Pickering.

• The railway operates with the support and commitment of over 550 volunteers.
• The NYMR cares for operates and develops the historic railway we own between Pickering to Grosmont.
• Its trains also operates over the Network Rail line from Grosmont to Whitby.
• It aims to provide a high quality, safe and authentic evocation of the steam age for the public.
• The railway is owned and operated by a Charitable Trust, providing education for all ages.
• The NYMR is a fully accredited museum.