4 steam locomotive visitors for North Yorkshire Moors Railway gala

Credit: Daniel Maybury

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway has announced the current line up of gala visitors for its Annual Steam Gala this year.

First up is GWR ‘Hall’ No.6990 ‘Witherslack Hall’, appearing thanks to the Great Central Railway.

This locomotive was built in 1948 at the GWR works at Swindon and was located at Old Oak Common until withdrawal in 1966.

Witherslack Hall has been a resident at the GCR since it arrived there in 1975.

6990 Witherslack Hall on the East Lancashire Railway
Credit: Liam Barnes

The second visitor for this gala is GWR ‘King’ No.6023 ‘King Edward II’, appearing courtesy of the Didcot Railway Centre.

Built in the 1930s by GWR at their Swindon Works, this express passenger locomotive worked between London Paddington and the West of England before withdrawal in 1962.

No.6023 “King Edward II” Resting in the Coaling Area // Credit Jamie Duggan, RailAdvent

The third visitor to this gala, which is slowly becoming a must see gala, is none other than LNER ‘A4’ No.60009 ‘Union of South Africa’, which was built in 1937 at Doncaster Works.

60009 is one of 6 surviving A4s, unfortunately, this is due to be withdrawn from service soon, so time to get one last ride behind this locomotive.

60009 union of south africa at Townsend Fold on the east lancashire railway
60009 at Townsend Fold // Credit: RailAdvent

Last but not least, is LNER ‘K1’ No.62005, appearing thanks to the North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group.

This locomotive is returning to the NYMR after a season of Jacobite specials in September.

Credit: Richard Harnetty

If you would like to book your tickets, you can do so by clicking here.

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  1. Re pacer trains, I need a big green house half a pacer would do , it’ll fit in my garden as I live at broomfleet Station right next to the main line, thank you happy Xmas !!!!


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