Yorkshire Times
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8:00 PM 8th February 2024

Steam Locomotive Royal Scot To Replace Britannia For February Half-Term Services

Royal Scott - credit John Hunt
Royal Scott - credit John Hunt
The NYMR have announced that the iconic No. 46100 Royal Scot will now be the guest locomotive during February half-term for a series of special pre-booked services. Named Royal Scot after the Royal Scots regiment, the original 6100 was the first of its class, built in 1927 by the North British Locomotive Company in Glasgow.

No. 46100 Royal Scot is replacing the previously announced guest locomotive, No. 70000 Britannia; work on No. 70000 has been delayed due to awaiting parts needed for vital repairs.

Alongside the seat-allocated tickets on board the Royal Scot, families can take part in a range of half-term activities, including a fun-packed interactive fairy tale themed show on 13th February, for two to seven-year-olds, with Story Craft Theatre, in the cosy classroom at Pickering Station.

Interactive signal box demonstrations are also on offer for families to experience the inner workings, while crafty corner sessions will encourage children to unleash their artistic side by creating masterpieces inspired by the golden age of steam locomotives, on 12th & 16th February.

Laura Strangeway, Acting CEO at NYMR said:
“Sometimes these things happen in the railway world with delays to repairs, but we are so excited to be open over February half-term, and even more so now that Royal Scot is involved. It’s set to be a real spectacle.”

For more information and to book your tickets visit,

Tickets are £45 for adults, kids go free (aged 0-15), and Member rates are available. Return visits using an Annual Pass are valid for these special services, they must be booked online with your unique code. When paying the standard £45 rate (not Member rate), you get 12 months free, at no extra cost, to hop on and off the standard Bronze, Silver, and Gold services in the 2024 season.