If you're a train enthusiast visiting Yorkshire Mountain Goat can take you on a railway heritage private tour
Yorkshire is a haven for the train enthusiast, York is home to the National Railway Museum and Yorkshire is home to some of the most historic and famous railways in England.
During the expansion of the railway networks in the Victorian era York was at the centre of its development, with tracks being laid all over this historic county.
In the 1970’s miles of these lines were shut down during the so called “Beeching cuts”, some of these have now been re opened by volunteers and are run as attractions which can be included in any private tour with Mountain Goat.
The most famous of them all is the North York Moors Railway. 19 miles of track that dissects one of England’s most inspiring landscapes between the pretty little town of Pickering and bustling harbour of Whitby.
Ride the entire line or sample a small section of your choice in between exploring the North York Moors National Park and its quaint little towns and coastal Villages
Keighley and Worth – played a huge role in the 1970’s film adaptation of The Railway Children. It runs through the industrial heart of West Yorkshire and played a massive role in the industrial revolution.
Ride the train to its most famous stop at Haworth where if you have the energy you can walk the steep ascent to the famous Haworth Parsonage, home of the Bronte Sisters. Before heading off to explore more of Yorkshire
The Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway is a tiny little section of track on the very edges if the Yorkshire Dales National Park. 4.5 miles separate the tiny stations of Embsay and Bolton Abbey.
Explore the beautiful ruins of this historic abbey and plan a trip around the stunning Yorkshire Dales
The Settle – Carlisle line is considered by many as the most beautiful railway line in the country. 73 miles of track wind its way north through the Yorkshire Dales and on into Cumbria.
Famous for stunning Victorian architecture at the stations and passing over huge stone viaducts like the famous one at Ribblehead and passing through some of the longest rail tunnels in the north.
Ride the entire section or choose to depart at a quaint little station like Garsdale or Ribblehead viaduct before exploring the Dales.
Wensleydale Railway – This quaint little railway runs from Northallerton into the famous Wensleydale via Bedale and finishing at the village of Redmire.
Ride the train all the way to Redmire before planning a route to take in castles and abbeys and stunning views of the Yorkshire Dales.
If any of these appeal to you why not plan a private tour of Yorkshire and include a trip on one our famous railways. Speak to us about how to arrange everything on 015394 45161