The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is stepping back to the swinging 60s this weekend (11 & 12 June 2011) with a mix of period locomotives, vehicles and live music at stations along the railway.
On Saturday, an hourly will be operating during the day and the evening Pullman dining service will have additional seating for the public. The train will return from Pickering earlier than scheduled so that passangers and diners can enjoy the music as it waits at Goathland on the way back. Evening services operated by a DMU will be departing from Pickering and Grosmont to allow passengers to see music up and down the line.
On Sunday there will also be an hourly service between Pickering and Grosmont.
Entertainment at the Pickering Sixties Festival on Saturday will include live music in the Market Place with the Tremeloes and the Persuaders in the late afternoon/evening.
Shadows tribute bands Shazam and Shadows Music will be performing at Levisham on Saturday and Sunday. Alan Jones, who played bass with The Shadows for 18 years will be joining Shazam. There will also be a real ale bar with beers from York Brewery, miniature traction engines and on Saturday, the Heartbeat Mini Rally display.
At Goathland on Saturday and Sunday, there will be a real ale bar with beers from Cropton Brewery, 1960s vehicles on display and music from Jive Express and Tex Leon & Friends.