An iconic steam engine is set to return to the North York Moors Railway this year – and we are very excited.
The Sir Nigel Gresley, named after one of Britain’s most famous steam locomotive engineers of the same name, has been out of action for seven years, but this October its set to return to run three times a day on October, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th.
It will cost £51 for a return ticket, but children can ride for free. Included in the cost of the ticket is a limited-edition gift bag, in which you’ll find a Sir Nigel Gresley badge, NYMR guidebook and ben along with some biscuits.
The locomotive will head from Grosmont to Pickering at 9:30, 12:30 and 15:30 on the named days and will pull along authentic teak carriages that have been restored to their former glory by LNER Coach Association.
You can get a compartment for six people that will cost £204, which is £34 per person – which is a bargain,
Nigel Wilson, chair of the Sir Nigel Gresley Locomotive Trust which owns No. 4498 said: “We are delighted to be visiting the NYMR this autumn and hope passengers will enjoy the exclusive experience of travelling behind the only operational class A4 ‘pacific’.”
Chris Price, CEO of NYMR said: “We’ve been so excited to announce this not-to-be-missed experience to witness and enjoy such an iconic piece of railway history. The whole NYMR team is incredibly proud to be able to facilitate this journey and can’t wait to welcome passengers along to the event marking 85 years since the locomotive originally entered service in November 1937.”
Watch Sir Nigel Gresley’s Return To The Rails here:
The famous locomotive was built in Doncaster and entered service in 1937. If you’d like to find out more information just head to the website here where you can also purchase tickets.
For more information on the journey and to purchase tickets, click here.
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