North Yorkshire Moors Railway announces season opening and events calendar for 2024

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North Yorkshire Moors Railway announces season opening and events calendar for 2024 ©NYMR -John Warburton

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. The railway is looking forward to welcoming groups to help keep the magic of the heritage railway alive.

From 23 March to 3 November, the award-winning heritage attraction and registered charity will again be full steam ahead, with tickets available now for its 2024 season. Alongside its daily services, the railway has a jam-packed calendar of events for groups to look forward to—including the launch of an exciting new film trail this summer.

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

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 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.

“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 welcome groups to our living museum again.”

NYMR dates for your diary:

  • Easter Holidays – 23 March-7 April
  • Spring Moorlander – 23 March-26 May
  • Diesel Gala – 14-16 June
  • Afternoon Tea – 11-13 June
  • Launch of 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

Specially discounted rates for groups of 20 people or more are available from as little as £20pp for a single Pickering to Whitby journey or £10 for a single Whitby to Goathland journey (many more journey options available).

Group bookings can be made via the Group Travel Co-ordinator on 01751 477700 (Lines are open 09.30–15.30 Mon to Fri) or email The drop-off/Pickup Point is station dependent. Please contact for full details or visit


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