AN investigation is underway after a crash at a heritage railway.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) say a collision happened at 10.52am yesterday (September 21) between a diesel locomotive and a stationary set of carriages at Grosmont station.

A NYMR spokesman said all passengers were taken off the stationary train and transported back to Whitby and thankfully no serious injuries were reported.

It is currently being investigated by the RAIB (Rail Accident Investigation Board).

Laura Strangeway, head of business development, at NYMR said: “I am immensely proud of the team here at the railway - with passenger safety paramount, the situation was managed carefully and as quickly as possible. Whilst there were no serious injuries to passengers, the carriages involved in the incident are now out of operation whilst the investigation is ongoing.

“This has impacted the railway’s services, and so we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel the Pullman services between September 23 and 26. Those passengers booked to travel on a Pullman service will be contacted or emailed and bookings will either be transferred to another date or refunded.”

This weekend’s Annual Steam Gala will go ahead as planned (Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th September), with locomotive No. 60163 Tornado arrived this morning from Crewe Heritage Centre.

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