THE North Yorkshire Moors Railway has turned to the world of art to publicise its high-profile spring visit of Royal Scot.
An artistic vinyl masterpiece measuring 4m x 3m and depicting LMS 4-6-0 No. 46100 arriving at Grosmont station has been created by London-based firm Graffiti Life and displayed in the heart of York.
Passers-by have been admiring the giant mural outside York Art Gallery in Exhibition Square,
which remained on display until January 31.
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Sir Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “This amazing 3D artwork really has the wow factor, just like the spectacular Yorkshire countryside the Royal Scot will be travelling through during its stay in the county.
“There are few better ways to enjoy the beauty of the North York Moors than by travelling on this world leading heritage railway line, with its beautifully restored carriages, and this iconic steam engine.”
This year, Britain’s most popular heritage railway celebrates 50 years since the formation of the NYMR Preservation Society, forerunner of the current charitable trust.
Royal Scot will be running at the NYMR on March 25, 26, 28, 29, 30 and April 1 and 2.
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