NYMR Announces Series Of Free Events For Heritage Open Days

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The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) joins the celebration of England’s rich history of invention, industry and innovation with Heritage Open Days, through a number of exciting events and activities it has announced at the award-winning heritage attraction.

A free national festival celebrating history and culture, Heritage Open Days takes place from 9th to 18th September 2022 featuring exclusive events and opportunities that aren’t usually open for the public to access and experience at the NYMR including:

● Signal Box Demonstrations (Pickering): 10th & 17th September

Get hands on with the history of communication and signalling as the NYMR education volunteers show you how the signal box works.

History of the railway line by Ron Pickering (Pickering): 9th & 14th September

A one-hour presentation and Q&A session that explores the development of the original Whitby- Pickering line and the start of the NYMR.

 Tour of Carriage Care Facility (Pickering): 10th, 16th &18th September

An hour-long tour of the new Trout Farm Carriage Care Facility in Pickering

Tour of the Motive Power Depot (Grosmont): 10th & 11th September

A 15 minute tour to see what happens behind the scenes of the operating hub of the railway

Lineside Conservation Activity (Grosmont): 11th September

Lineside Conservation Activity (Levisham): 19th September 

During these two events meet the NYMR Lineside Conservation volunteers and learn all about the living museum that is the NYMR over 36 miles of lineside (18 miles each side of the tracks) that covers approximately 170 acres.

LNERCA Atkins Building Tour (Pickering): 11th, 12th, 14th, 15th & 18th September

A 20-30 minute tour of the NLHF Atkins Building at Pickering Station, home to the detailed carriage restoration of the London & North Eastern Railway Coach Association (LNERCA)

Chris Price, General Manager at NYMR, said: “We’re particularly excited about this year’s theme which is ‘Astounding Inventions’ as it couldn’t be more of a perfect fit for us at the NYMR, and what we’re trying to achieve when educating our visitors about the past and importance of heritage railways and preserving this precious legacy for future generations to come; after all, where would we be without steam trains?”

Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture. Running for 10 days every September, the festival offers free access to heritage events and activities across England.

Heritage Open Days is brought to you by the National Trust with support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, and delivered locally by a large range of organisations such as the NYMR. 

For more information about the full line up of events, along with booking details can be found online at;


Every single Heritage Open Days event is free, including access to many sites that usually charge for admission. For further details about the festival, visit www.heritageopendays.org.uk 

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