LISTEN: Have Your Name On The Front Of A Steam Engine At North Yorkshire Moors Railway


5:32am 17th February 2017

Have your name on the front of a steam engine at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

This February half term, 18th to 26th February, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) is giving its younger passengers the chance to have their name on a headboard on the front of a steam locomotive.

All children visiting the NYMR over the holiday, aged 4 to 15 years old, will be given the chance to enter for this one-off exclusive opportunity.

The winning entrant will be able to see their name on the front of a steam locomotive over the Easter weekend and get to keep the headboard as a unique souvenir.

Matt Simpson is a Marketing Coordinator at North Yorkshire Moors Railway and he tells us why they are doing it: 

He tells us the benefits:

And if they it will stay as a one-off:

This half term visitors will have the opportunity to explore the railway's four stations and travel along the 18-mile railway line aboard steam and heritage diesel trains.

At Pickering station, visitors can explore the 1930s station and visit Peter's Railway Young Engineer's Centre, an interactive exhibition for children to learn about engineering and science through storytelling.

Levisham station is great location for letting off steam with the many scenic walks in the North York Moors National Park.

At Goathland visitors can explore the celebrity station which became Hogsmeade station in the first Harry Potter film and visit the converted 1922 style goods shed tearoom.

Meanwhile at Grosmont station visitors will have the chance to explore the engine sheds where our steam and diesel locomotives are maintained and restored.

Laura Strangeway, Head of Marketing at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, said: "As well as providing a beautiful experience for passengers, the Charitable Trusts aim is to provide education for all ages.

"This is a great way to encourage families to travel on the railway and encourage children to get involved and learn more about the preservation of railway heritage."

In 2017 the railway celebrates 50 years since the formation of the NYMR Preservation Society, forerunner of the current Charitable Trust (1967 - 2017).

Today the railway is a not-for profit charitable organisation run as part of the local community.

Day to day operation is carried out by volunteers who focus on improving the quality of the infrastructure, the railway vehicles and passenger experience.

*All children visiting the railway over 18th to 26th February will be able to enter the competition via our activity sheet, available at the Booking Offices.

Children entering the competition must be aged 4-15 years old.

The closing date to enter the competition will be 3rd March 2017.

The winner will be announced 13th March 2017.

The personalised headboard will be on display over the weekend of the Easter weekend, 14th to 17th April 2017.

See website for full terms and conditions and to pre-book tickets online

For regular news, updates and competitions, North Yorkshire Moors Railway is also on Facebook and Twitter


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