Glam up for railway’s Awesome 70s weekend

Rock band The Glammed will be performing at Levisham Station.
Rock band The Glammed will be performing at Levisham Station.

The Awesome Seventies Weekend and Heritage Diesel Gala returns to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway this weekend (June 17-19).

The heritage railway is encouraging all guests to get into the spirit and throw their best 1970s glad rags on.

Visitors who wear platform shoes with their outfits will avoid a platform charge when attending the event.

Popular rock band The Glamned will be performing at Levisham Station.

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.

Plenty of fun is also planned at Pickering and Goathland Stations, 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.

The event will also 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.

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.”

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, go to www.nymr.co.uk/timetables-and-fares/fares.