The trail will showcase some of the blockbuster films and TV series that have been filmed in and around the railway in Yorkshire. 

A train driver with lots of steam at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Source: North Edge Photography. 

The NYMR has released details of its 2024 season including special events and a new film trail. 

Launching this summer, the Lights, Camera, Traction trail is one of the highlights for visitors to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Following the success of the NYMR’s 50th anniversary last year, group tickets are now available for the 2024 season which runs from 23rd March until 3rd November. 

This year also marks the 90th anniversary of home-fleet locomotive SR No. 926 ‘Repton’, while LMS ‘Black 5’ No. 44806 returns after a major overhaul, transporting visitors to Whitby for the first time in preservation.

Laura Strangeway, acting CEO at the NYMR, said: “We are so grateful to each and every member of staff and our volunteers, who continue to spread the knowledge and magic of our heritage railway line to all of our visitors.

“As a charity we rely on the income and donations from our visitors to keep the NYMR steaming ahead and this year is no different. We can’t wait to once again welcome groups to our living museum.”

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Source: North Yorkshire Moors Railway

What has been filmed at the Railway?

Perhaps most notably, the railway has featured in the Downton Abbey film as well as the Harry Potter films over the years.

It has also played host to ITV’s Heartbeat, which was filmed in around the North York Moors, and in Whitby. The village of Goathland is known as Aidensfield in the TV series, and Goathland Station and several sections of the railway line feature in many episodes. 

Pickering Station was also featured in the 2016 Dad’s Army film starring Bill Nighy and Catherine Zeta-Jones. 

“We can’t wait to once again welcome groups to our living museum.”

Laura Strangeway, acting CEO, North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Other North Yorkshire Moors Railway events for 2024

  • Spring Moorlander: 23rd March - 26th May
  • Diesel Gala: 14th - 16th June
  • Afternoon Tea: 11th - 13th June
  • Summer Moorlander: 30th May - 28th July
  • Yorkshire Day Pullman: 1st - 4th August
  • Annual Steam Gala: 26th - 29th September
  • Autumn Moorlander: 29th August - 3rd November
  • Through the Decades: 12th & 13th October
  • Santa Specials: 30th November and selected dates throughout December 

Specially discounted rates for groups of 20 people or more are available.

Group bookings can be made by calling the group travel co-ordinator on 01751 477700 or emailing

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