Bekonscot Model Village & Railway - Beaconsfield
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Yorkshire is home to the nation's central collection of railway heritage. The National Railway Museum in York itself provides a wonderful day out. But for regular steam days, head out to Pickering and the North York Moors Railway, or the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.
The NRM is of course the main museum, not just in the area but also the country. But look too for the 'Head of Steam' museum in Darlington.
Active locations include the Wensleydale Railway, the theme park attraction 'Lightwater Express' and miniature railways at, for example, Newby Hall and Saltburn. Saltburn also offers an almost unique inclined tramway!
Bekonscot Model Village & Railway - Beaconsfield
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Hemsworth Water Park Miniature Railway - Pontefract
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Newby Hall Miniature Railway - Ripon
This miniature railway runs around the scenic grounds of the late 17th century Newby Hall.
North Bay Railway - Scarborough
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This funicular railway, originally opened in 1881, is one of only two which remain open.
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This cable-operated tramway was opened in 1895 and transports tourists around the Glen's visitor attractions.
South Cliff Tramway - Scarborough
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Wensleydale Railway - Northallerton
Originally opened by the North Eastern Railway between Northallerton and Hawes in 1878, the Wensleydale Railway Association has reintroduced passenger trains from Leeming Bar to Redmire since 1992, with financial assistance from the MOD.
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