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News release - Issued by North Yorkshire Moors Railway

North Yorkshire Moors Railway invites you to peak Behind the Scenes

Have you ever wondered what it takes to run a steam train, operate a signal box or what the undercarriage of a locomotive looks like? Wonder no more, as the North Yorkshire Moors Railway opens up its stations to reveal everything that goes on Behind the Scenes.

During the third weekend in May, from Saturday the 20th until Sunday the 21st, four different stations will open their doors across the North Yorkshire Moors and play host to anyone who wants to learn more about the inner workings of a heritage steam railway.

At Pickering station, visitors can see just what goes on in the carriage and wagon depot and take part in multiple demonstrations. The archive department will open its doors and display hidden railway memorabilia. Levisham station will have Pickering Experimental & Model Society on display, and junior volunteers will be on site to deliver talks and demonstrations.

At Goathland, visitors get a chance to learn the importance of railway bridges, even having a go at making their own bridge. Meanwhile there will be steam crane demonstrations at Grosmont station, which will also open its deviation pit to the public so visitors can have a look at the undercarriage of a locomotive.

Laura Strangeway, Marketing Manager at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, comments: “This event is a first for the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and we can’t wait to show everyone the secrets of our railway. Everyone who works here is incredibly passionate about what they do, and it’s such a joy to be able to share our passion with our visitors. The Behind the Scenes weekend promises to be a unique experience for railway enthusiasts and families alike.”

North Yorkshire Moors Railway is one of the world’s greatest heritage railway experiences, 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.
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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.