North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Keep the magic of heritage alive with North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s

4 March 2024

After the huge success of last year’s 50th Anniversary, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) has announced its highly-anticipated season opening for 2024 and is asking visitors for continued support to help keep the magic of the heritage railway alive.

Open from 23 March 2024 to 3rd November 2024

Alongside its daily services, the railway has a jam-packed calendar of events to look forward to as well as the launch of an exciting new film trail this summer.

​During the Easter holidays families can become a Railway Explorer by travelling along the heritage line and learn all about the NYMR’s conservation work and wildlife. Visitors can get involved in nature themed crafts, trails, and activities, listen to wild adventure stories, plant wildflower seeds, and grow their own landscapes. Take a guided walk led by the Lineside Conservation team to discover the secrets of the moors. The new exhibition Lineside Legends launches 23 March at Goathland Station.

​This year also marks the 90th anniversary of home-fleet locomotive SR No. 926 “Repton”, and LMS ‘Black 5’ No. 44806 returns after a major overhaul, transporting visitors to Whitby for the first time in preservation.

​Shorter Journeys tickets will be also available during the 2024 season, offering day return travel at a fixed fare price. To travel to one station (e.g. Pickering – Levisham) it is £13.50 per adult and to travel two stations (e.g. Whitby – Goathland) tickets are £27.00 per adult. The Kids Go Free incentive applies to all shorter journeys too for children (0-15).


Laura Strangeway, Acting CEO at the NYMR, said:

Last year marked a huge milestone for the NYMR, celebrating 50 years of our much-loved heritage railway. This year, we have an exciting line up starting with our season opening and a special Easter family experience, as well as huge anniversary milestones for some of our home-fleet engines.

​In addition to the return of some much-anticipated events, we’re also working hard behind the scenes to put together a brand new ‘Lights, Camera, Traction’ film trail at the NYMR highlighting some of the incredible blockbuster films and TV series that have been filmed here. So watch this space.

​We are so grateful to each and every member of staff and our volunteers who continue to spread the knowledge and magic of our heritage railway line to all of our visitors. As a charity we rely on the income and donations from our visitors to keep the NYMR steaming ahead and this year is no different. We can’t wait to once again welcome visitors to our living museum.


  • Easter Holidays – 23 March-7 April
  • Spring Moorlander – 23 March-26 May
  • Diesel Gala – 14-16 June
  • Afternoon Tea – 11-13 June
  • Launch of the Lights, Camera, Traction film trail – Summer 2024
  • Summer Moorlander – 30 May-28 July
  • Yorkshire Day Pullman – 1-4 August
  • Annual Steam Gala – 26-29 September
  • Autumn Moorlander – 29 August-3 November
  • Through the Decades – 12 & 13 October
  • Santa Specials – 30 Nov, 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21-24 Dec

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