The NYMR Steam Gala 2022 is something to look forward to and we have the latest news about the locomotive line up. The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) has announced the latest visiting locomotives which will be delighting visitors at its popular Annual Steam Gala on 22nd to 25th September 2022.
BR Standard 5 No. 73156 will be visiting courtesy of the Great Central Railway in Loughborough. It is only one of five surviving Standard Class 5 locomotives from the 172 originally built by British Railways Workshops between 1951 and 1956. It returned to service for the first time since its withdrawal from British Railways in October 2017.
Also joining the NYMR Steam Gala 2022 is No. 85 Taff Vale Railway Class 02, courtesy of the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway in Howarth. This was one of the locomotives that worked at the Lambton, Hetton & Joicey Colliery. During the gala, the locomotive will team up with the NYMR’s No. 29, ‘Peggy’, which also worked at the colliery.
No. 73156 and No. 85 join LNER A4 ‘Sir Nigel Gresley’ No. 60007, which will be appearing in its temporary semi-matt black livery.
Visitors will be able to view these iconic guest engines alongside the NYMR’s home fleet.
The NYMR Steam Gala 2022 is a great opportunity to see NYMR’s demonstration freight train now lovingly restored by the NYMR’s Volunteer Wagon Group.
What’s on at the NYMR Steam Gala 2022
At the NYMR Annual Steam Gala, visitors will experience a host of exciting events and activities including:
- The Beer Festival at Goathland and Levisham stations, will showcase a selection of real ales and ciders from local breweries. These include Breworks at Pickering, Whitby Brewery, Helmsley Brewery and Yorkshire Heart.
- Pickering Station will host an array of trade stalls featuring railway memorabilia and model railways;
- At Levisham Station there’ll be demonstration shunting trains including Piglet’s Steam tram Lucie. There will also be a working display of vintage stationary engines. The Levisham Station Tea Hut will be open for refreshments;
- At Grosmont Station, visitors can visit the engine shed and see some of the restoration projects taking place. Visit the station Tea Room for drinks and snacks. See the Goathland model railway layout raising funds to help restore locomotive No. 3672 ‘Dame Vera Lynn’.
The NYMR runs through 18 miles of scenery. The line encompasses wooded valleys and the beautiful countryside of the North York Moors National Park.
NYMR Steam Gala Timetable
There will also be the opportunity to travel by steam, along the national network. An intensive timetable is planned, with services starting at 9am every day until 7pm. There are also special late extended services also available until 10.30pm on both Friday 23rd September and Saturday 24th September.
Throughout the Gala, visitors will be able to witness some of the achievements of the £10m Yorkshire’s Magnificent Journey Project. This is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. Work includes three newly installed bridges at Goathland and the Carriage Care facility at Pickering.
Discounted four-day NYMR Steam Gala 2022 tickets are available for £126, with two-day and three-day options also available. Adult single-day tickets are priced at £45.*
There’s also a 2022 limited edition navy Steam Gala T-shirt, available to purchase online or on the day, for £19.50.
For further information on the locomotives taking part in the Annual Steam Gala and to purchase tickets visit, nymr.co.uk/steam-gala