What’s on at NRM York

Steam and diesel shuttle weekends

Tickets now on sale for our specially chartered journeys from York to Locomotion at Shildon.


Date:
17-18, 24-25 Sep 2011
Price:
See right
Audience:
Suitable for all ages
Type:
Family activities

Updated Thursday 22 Sep: Please note changes to all timetables and locos below. Unfortunately Oliver Cromwell will no longer be hauling the steam shuttle this weekend due to a defect, making it unfixable in time.

A unique opportunity to travel between the National Railway Museum in York and Locomotion in Shildon, via atmospheric steam and diesel shuttles linking the sites.

The shuttles will run over two weekends, and be pulled by locomotives including the steam star of the Harry Potter movies, No. 5972 Olton Hall.

Take in the sights, sounds and smells of operating steam and diesel engines, and sit back and relax as we transport you along the North East line to your destination. Stops along the way include Northallerton, and Darlington North Road – where you can enjoy free admission to the Head of Steam Museum on both weekends.

If you're a steam enthusiast, you may want to visit on the second weekend of the shuttles (24 - 25 September), as there'll be free steam events at both Museums: the LMS Steam Weekend at York, and the 7th Annual Steam Gala at Shildon.

Provisional timetable

Times, locomotives subject to change.

It's important to be on the platform at least 10 mins before departure. The National Railway Museum at York will be open to the public from 09.00 on both weekends. Journeys from York will depart from South Yard at the National Railway Museum. Journeys from Shildon will depart from Shildon Station, 10 minutes walk from Locomotion. Journeys from Darlington will depart from Head of Steam, Darlington North Road station.

Saturday 17 September

EngineDepartTimeDepartTimeDepartTimeArriveTime
Olton HallNRM, York09:55North-
allerton
10:38Darlington
North
Road
11:13Shildon11:33
Princess ElizabethShildon
Station
13:00Darlington
North
Road
13:26North-
allerton
13:47NRM, York14:32
Class 47 dieselNRM, York15:20North-
allerton
16:02Darlington
North
Road
16:23Shildon16:42
Princess ElizabethShildon
Station
18:21Darlington
North
Road
18:45North-
allerton
19:06NRM, York20:00

Sunday 18 September

EngineDepartTimeDepartTimeDepartTimeArriveTime
Class 47 dieselNRM, York10:00North-
allerton
10:45Darlington
North Road
11:08Shildon11:29
Princess ElizabethShildon
Station
12:43Darlington
North
Road
13:10North-
allerton
13:31NRM, York14:24
Olton HallNRM, York16:02North-
allerton
16:45Darlington
North Road
17:05Shildon17:28
Princess ElizabethShildon
Station
18:40Darlington
North
Road
19:08North-
allerton
19:28NRM, York20:17

Saturday 24 September

EngineDepartTimeDepartTimeDepartTimeArriveTime
Olton HallNRM, York09:55North-
allerton
10:38Darlington
North
Road
11:13Shildon11:33
Black 5Shildon
Station
13:00Darlington
North
Road
13:26North-
allerton
13:47NRM, York14:32
Class 37 dieselNRM, York15:20North-
allerton
16:02Darlington
North
Road
16:23Shildon16:42
Black 5Shildon
Station
18:21Darlington
North
Road
18:45North-
allerton
19:06NRM, York20:00

Sunday 25 September

EngineDepartTimeDepartTimeDepartTimeArriveTime
Class 37 dieselNRM, York10:00North-
allerton
10:45Darlington
North Road
11:08Shildon11:29
Black 5Shildon
Station
13:12Darlington
North
Road
13:40North-
allerton
14:02NRM, York14:43
Olton HallNRM, York16:02North-
allerton
16:45Darlington
North Road
17:05Shildon17:28
Black 5Shildon
Station
18:40Darlington
North
Road
19:08North-
allerton
19:28NRM, York20:17

Prices

Adult Child (under 16)
York - Shildon - York
or
Shildon - York - Shildon
£30 £10
York - Darlington - York
or
Darlington - York - Darlington
£25 £7.50
Northallerton - Shildon - Northallerton
or
Northallerton - York - Northallerton
£20 £6
Darlington - Shildon - Darlington
or
Shildon - Darlington - Shildon
£15 £5

We regret that the shuttle services are not accessible for wheelchairs. Dogs are allowed but must be kept under control and are not permitted in the museum (alternative walking routes will be arranged). The National Railway Museum at York and Shildon will close at 18:00 on each weekend.

Cancellations can be made up to 1 week before departure.

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Tickets purchased onboard must be paid for by cash only.

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