March is the perfect time for railway enthusiasts to visit York with great experiences on offer at the National Railway Museum and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway in 2017 celebrates 50 years of when the charitable trust was formed. To mark this anniversary one of the world’s greatest steam trains the “Royal Scot “ will arrive at the railway to help with the celebrations.
This fabulous train was built in 1927 and was regarded as the first of a new breed of steam locomotives. Designed for services from London to Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham this locomotive was designed for the fastest passenger services and built by LMS. Rebuilt in 1950 by British Railways the train served another twelve years on the West Coast Line before retiring in 1962.
The Royal Scot at The North Yorkshire Moors Railway
The Royal Scot following a major overhaul returned to steam in September 2015 with a debut journey on December 22nd and 23rd from Crewe to Carnforth and return. February 6th 2016 was a significant milestone in this history of this steam locomotive when She hauled her first main line passenger train for over fifty years from Crewe to Holyhead. The Royal Scot will travel through the North York Moors National Park from Saturday 25th March 2017. The Royal Scot Locomotive will be at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway from the 25th -30th March and the 1st and 2nd of April and will feature a return journey from Grosmont to Pickering .
The Best Western Burn Hall Hotel York is convenient located for the North Yorkshire Moors Railway with Pickering station just 45 minutes’ drive from the hotel. The hotel is also around 15 minutes’ drive from the National Railway Museum York a must for railway enthusiasts with the Flying Scotsman on display. After a day enjoying all these two great railway attractions have to offer enjoy a meal from our menu of home cooked dishes. We have a number of excellent offers available for March for further details see our offers page or enquire below . To check availability call our reservations team on 01347 825400