If you register, you can do a lot more. And become an active part of our growing community. You'll have access to hidden forums, and enjoy the ability of replying and starting conversations.

NYMR Steam Gala 22nd -25th September

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by neildimmer, May 17, 2022.

  1. neildimmer

    neildimmer Resident of Nat Pres

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2008
    Messages:
    7,591
    Likes Received:
    692
    Just seen on NYMR website tickets on sale for Steam Gala in September, 1 day rover ticket £45

    Hope they still have some coal by then

    Neil
     
  2. RASDV

    RASDV Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2010
    Messages:
    431
    Likes Received:
    60
    Location:
    Midlands
  3. Woolley

    Woolley Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2006
    Messages:
    298
    Likes Received:
    55
    Location:
    Kingsley
    Bahamas would be I nice second visitor for this gala
     
  4. 47406

    47406 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2006
    Messages:
    1,181
    Likes Received:
    68
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Operations Manager
    Location:
    County Durham
    We can now confirm the full line up of visiting locomotives, LNER A4 'Sir Nigel Gresley', BR Standard 5 No. 73156 and No. 85 Taff Vale Railway Class 02 will be joining us for this hugely popular event.

    Ride behind our guest locomotives and home fleet engines across the four days with services calling at Pickering, Levisham, Newtondale Halt (by request), Goathland, Grosmont and Whitby stations.

    Home Fleet Locomotives
    • BR 9F No. 92134
    • S15 No. 825
    • Black 5 Eric Treacy No. 5428
    • Award-winning Lucie No. 8
    • SR Schools Repton No. 926
    • BR Standard 4 No. 76079
    • BR Standard 4 Tank No. 80136
    • Q6 No. 63395
    • J27 No. 65894
    • Peggy No. 29
    All locomotives are subject to availability.
     
  5. flying scotsman123

    flying scotsman123 Resident of Nat Pres

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2013
    Messages:
    10,082
    Likes Received:
    16,631
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Cheltenham
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    That's an awful lot of locos! I've not been to an NYMR gala before, is there the capacity to use 14 locos all at once, or will some home fleet take it in turns to be parked up? A very tempting line up anyway...
     
  6. ykin01

    ykin01 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2013
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    157
    Gender:
    Male
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Last year the Thursday was more of a preview day which featured all the visitors and a couple of the home fleet - think it was two of the Whitby locos. The other days had around 8/9 locos in steam with 2/3 from the home fleet spare, was usually a Whitby loco, a smaller loco either 29/J27 and 4MT(T)/9F spare.

    In addition on each of the days last year Lucie was shunting freight in Levisham - not sure if that'll be the same this year or if she'll have different duties/be based elsewhere?!
     
    flying scotsman123 likes this.
  7. 61624

    61624 Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Messages:
    4,710
    Likes Received:
    2,864
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Chances are that not everything listed will be available on the day, and based on some past performances one or more of the visitors will find it all too much and fail! 8 or 9 locos at any one time seems to be as much as can be made sensible use of.
     
    flying scotsman123 likes this.
  8. jasa76

    jasa76 New Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2016
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    14
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Nottingham
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    I had planned to go for the full weekend, but now the guest loco's have been announced not sure its worth £126. Having done the SVR earlier this year for Sir Nigel and the GCR my local line which has there gala the following weekend not sure I can justify that plus travel and accommodation.
     
  9. WesternRegionHampshireman

    WesternRegionHampshireman Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2021
    Messages:
    613
    Likes Received:
    132
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Hampshire
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    jasa76, well think about it this way, if you take 4498 and 73156 out of the equation, you still have 85 and 29 that will look stunning double-headed, all those mainline steam trips to Whitby [I recommend a lovely Italian restaurant] and the many other engines that you might not see on other railways: 825, 5428, 76079, 80136. :)

    Besides, seeing a Std 5 attack the 1-in-37 unassisted sounds very exciting! :D
     
    City_Steam likes this.
  10. Respite

    Respite Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Messages:
    393
    Likes Received:
    88
    Occupation:
    Learning Resources Manager
    Its 1 in 49, I think you are getting muddled up with the Lickey which is 1 in 37.
    With all those engines I wonder how many unassisted trips 73156 will do?
    Certainly very pleased that its going to the NYMR gala look and I forward to seeing how it goes.
     
  11. WesternRegionHampshireman

    WesternRegionHampshireman Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2021
    Messages:
    613
    Likes Received:
    132
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Hampshire
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Probably, but still, it's pretty steep! :confused:
    Hopefully at least ONE turn.
     
  12. Belgarath001

    Belgarath001 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2012
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    16
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    I've regrettably never made it out to the NYMR, but I think I'll be changing that this year....unfortunately something came up that meant I missed SNG at the SVR, and so the chance to see it in Wartime Black is a nice draw for me. I've also not been to any other preserved lines as a visitor since COVID, so it'll be good to hear locos working on a gradient again, especially now that I know more and better appreicate the subtle arts of firing and driving!

    Having been fortunate enough to have had several turns on 73156 at the GCR, I'm sure it'll perform well, it is well liked by everyone who crews it, and given the love and care the owning group spend on it, it'll certainly be turned out well also.
     
  13. flying scotsman123

    flying scotsman123 Resident of Nat Pres

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2013
    Messages:
    10,082
    Likes Received:
    16,631
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Cheltenham
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Is it possible to access the stations and platforms without a ticket, are there platform tickets or is it full ticket access only please? Looking at doing the full day on the Saturday riding the trains but travelling there and back on Friday and Sunday, so be good to enjoy a bit of the gala atmosphere on those other 2 days as well without riding on the trains. Any tips on good places to watch the trains when not travelling in reasonable walking distance of a car park? Want to make the most of the weekend :)
     
  14. neildimmer

    neildimmer Resident of Nat Pres

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2008
    Messages:
    7,591
    Likes Received:
    692
    All stations are open access Grosmont is the best place I think. You can also go round the shed and there are plenty places to take photos there
     
    flying scotsman123 likes this.
  15. flying scotsman123

    flying scotsman123 Resident of Nat Pres

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2013
    Messages:
    10,082
    Likes Received:
    16,631
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Cheltenham
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Thanks!
     
  16. 61624

    61624 Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Messages:
    4,710
    Likes Received:
    2,864
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Make sure you find the time to visit the LNERCA in the Atkins Building at Pickering ECJS 189 alone is worth the long journey up to the NYMR. I'm not sure if the LNERCA's off-railway works at Kirby Misperton are open to visitors that weekend, but if they are it's another must-see for anyone interested in carriages! (and there will be people at work there on Friday to show you around by arrangement, I would think).
     
    5944 likes this.
  17. ykin01

    ykin01 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2013
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    157
    Gender:
    Male
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Levisham is also a very pleasant place to lose a morning or afternoon - if they do like last year Lucie will be shunting wagons there which made for lots of entertainment and unusual movements.
     
    flying scotsman123 likes this.
  18. 61624

    61624 Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Messages:
    4,710
    Likes Received:
    2,864
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Parking your car will be a problem anywhere that weekend, but (if you can find a space) Goathland is a good place for train watching, (and enjoying a beer or two)., and it is an easy walk from there down to Darnholme, where locos should be working hard to tackle the last part of the 1 in 49.
     
    flying scotsman123 likes this.
  19. ykin01

    ykin01 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2013
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    157
    Gender:
    Male
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Again parking could be an issue, but Moorgates is a lovely place to sit and watch the trains pass. Lots of different angles to watch from there too!
     
    Paul42 likes this.
  20. 35B

    35B Nat Pres stalwart

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2011
    Messages:
    21,151
    Likes Received:
    17,186
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Grantham
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    On top of the above, the old railway walk between Grosmont & Goathland is worth doing - you're rarely out of earshot of the railway, and it's a pleasant stroll with some decent views of the railway at the Grosmont end.
     
    goldfish and Paul42 like this.

Share This Page