THE North Yorkshire Moors Railway is hosting its Annual Steam Gala this weekend,

From Friday, September 29, to Sunday, October, 1, the railway will boast some new faces, such as 5199 from Llangollen Railway, along with 1501 and 7714 from the Severn Valley Railway.

During the weekend stations along the line will also be hosting events of their own such as the Autumn Steam Gala Beer Festival which sees Levisham and Goathland offering a wide selection of real ales from local breweries such as Brass Castle, Helmsley Brewing Co, Baytown and many more.

Author Chris Vine, who wrote the much loved children’s book, Peter’s Railway, will be at Pickering station doing an exclusive book signing.

Chris Price, General Manager at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, said: “Every year we look forward to our Annual Steam Gala as it just seems to get better and better, and this year looks to be no different. We’re honoured to be welcoming such fantastic locomotives and an incredible author in Chris Vine. We hope many of you come along to see us, you won’t be disappointed."

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