Family passes up for grabs at steam railway’s behind the scenes event

Go behind the scenes at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway's special event.
Go behind the scenes at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway's special event.

Three family passes are up for grabs as the North Yorkshire Moors Railway invites people to take a peek behind the scenes.

The scenic 18-mile railway is opening up its stations to reveal everything that goes on Behind the Scenes.

We can’t wait to show everyone the secrets of our railway

Laura Strangeway

During the weekend Saturday 20 to Sunday 21 May, 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 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 deliver talks and demonstrations.

At Goathland, visitors will learn the importance of railway bridges, having a go at making their own bridge. There will be steam crane demonstrations at Grosmont station, where visitors can also 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.”

To enter our competition, answer the question:

Q: How long is the North Yorkshire Moors Railway line?

Email your answers to: by noon on Monday (May 15).

Terms and conditions

The attraction will supply three family passes. Winners may visit the attraction on any day during the 2017 season (subject to availability). The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative is available. The prize will automatically be void if sold, offered for sale or if any attempt or offer is made to transfer the prize for value. The prize cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. The attraction reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to refuse entry and to close and/or alter all or any part of its facilities including removal of figures for technical, operational, health and safety or other reasons including over capacity. The prize is subject to the terms and conditions of the attraction at which also contains details of the attractions opening times and operating calendar.