Music, Music Festival

Through the Decades

Up Next: 14th October 2023, 9:30am
Location: North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7AJ
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Classic Car Through the Decades

Join us for this new weekend event (plus Friday evening welcome party at Pickering Station) which will transport families and enthusiasts back to the iconic eras of the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, where the music, fashion, and spirit of each era will come alive like never before, with a journey through the decades highlighting some greatest hits and cultural touchstones of each era. So, grab your dancing shoes, dress in your favourite retro attire, and prepare for a weekend of nostalgia and timeless entertainment.

Please see our website for updates:


You can enjoy this captivating event and explore the whole of our heritage railway with an Unlimited Annual Pass Ticket for £45 - pay for one day and benefit from FREE TRAVEL for 12 Months from the date of your first visit, plus KIDS GO FREE in 2023!

Unlimited Annual Pass re-visit tickets may be used at this event!

Friday Evening Pickering Station - Welcome Party

Visit The Sidings Inn on Friday evening from 6pm to 10.30pm for a Through the Decades Welcome Party, free entry for NYMR travel ticket holders or £5 per adult on the door. Join compere Ricky Hunter for an evening of music through the decades starting with the 1940s and finishing with the 1970s.

The Yorkshire Bus Bar will be serving a wide range of drinks, including local ales and wines, throughout the event. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy a nostalgic musical journey while relishing delicious beverages in the company of fellow enthusiasts.

During the weekend...
Pickering Station

Head back to the 1940s at Pickering to pay homage to the decade when the four major rail operators were amalgamated into British Railways, the formation of the NHS and the 1948 London Olympics were all in the headlines, along with trade stands and period displays.

Join us in ‘The Sidings’ for a pint or two at the on-site bar whilst listening to exhilarating 1940s music from Ricky Hunter and Kitty Lamar, transporting you back to this enchanting time-period.

Levisham Station

Stop off at rural Levisham Station and be transported to the 1950s with an agricultural engine display and vintage tractors.

Goathland Station

Grab a ticket to ride to Goathland and feel the vibrant energy and spirit of the 1960s as we take you on a nostalgic journey through one of the most influential decades in history with live music on Saturday and Sunday (acts tbc).

Enjoy a display of 60s classic vehicles, children’s activities, and live music. There will also be a selection of ales available from the tearoom, and a visit wouldn’t be the same without a walk into the village to see where the popular TV show Heartbeat was set. Also, there will be a family station trail and opportunity to see our temporary exhibition in the new Learning Coach on the history of the railway.

Grosmont Station

Dust off your bell-bottoms as we groove through the disco era of the 1970s with live music on Saturday and Sunday (acts tbc).

To coincide with the NYMR’s 50th Anniversary, Grosmont Station will also have a photographic display with information on the history and opening day of the railway.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway Opening Hours

Trains run daily from 27 March to 5 November 2023
Services start from 0920 until 1800

See website and Timetable for full details.

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