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Wednesday, 20 April 2016

The exhibition now standing at platform two is the ...

One of the county's best-loved heritage railway attractions has launched an initiative to get youngsters interested in engineering.

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway celebrated the official opening of Peter’s Railway Young Engineers Centre after staff and volunteers from across the visitor attraction worked more than 1,500 hours to construct the interactive exhibition, on platform two at Pickering Station.

The new display has been put together with the help and expertise of children’s author Chris Vine, using his knowledge and understanding of engineering to create exciting and interactive displays through storytelling and technical diagrams.

Chris said “The Peter’s Railway Young Engineer’s Centre at the NYMR is a fantastic free opportunity for children to learn about engineering and science.

President of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, professor Richard Folkson, officially opened the display area.

Year Five students from Pickering junior school attended the official launch which features interactive learning exhibits created from upcycled locomotive and carriage parts.

General manager Chris Price said: “Getting youngsters interested in the world of science and engineering is something I feel is vital. There are so many fascinating careers in engineering, especially in the railway industry. Volunteering on the NYMR provides important hands-on experience when applying for jobs or college/university places”.

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