North Yorkshire Moors Railway prepares for new season

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) is preparing for an exciting season when it opens on 6th April.

Passengers can travel behind an historic steam locomotive and experience 24 miles of stunning scenery including heather moorlands, ancient market towns, steam era themed stations, bustling harbours, and even the filming location for the iconic village of Hogsmeade from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

For the first time this year, NYMR has announced that it’s able to offer Gift Aid and claim 25% tax back from donation tickets. Visitors buying the donation fare Freedom Ticket will be able to hop on and off and experience the whole railway.

As an added bonus, passengers paying the donation fare will also be given a voucher for 15% of the amount they spend on tickets to use on the day in the railway’s gift shops or tea rooms.

If you are in a group of 20 or more people, the railway offers a group discount off the standard fare price throughout the day.

The future of a historic British steam locomotive has also been secured at the railway; LMS Stanier Class 5 4-6-0, commonly known as a Black Five, No. 44806, which was built at Derby in 1944, was one of the last locomotives to be withdrawn from service, surviving until 1968, the last year of steam on British Railways.The restoration work will starting immediately and, once complete, the locomotive will re-enter traffic as part of NYMR’s hired fleet.