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North Yorkshire Moors Railway 1/7

In May last year during our few days in Whitby, we took a short journey on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway as far as the main centre at Grosmont. It is only in recent times that the railway has run a regular service over this stretch of line as it is part of the national system run by Network Rail, so having done the rest of the journey from Grosmont to Pickering we decided only to ride the section we hadn’t seen before.

 

Black 5 No.45428 Eric Treacy was heading our train from Whitby and here she stands awaiting departure from Whitby on the 11.00am.Moors Explorer on what at the time was a bit of a dull morning.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway 1/7

In May last year during our few days in Whitby, we took a short journey on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway as far as the main centre at Grosmont. It is only in recent times that the railway has run a regular service over this stretch of line as it is part of the national system run by Network Rail, so having done the rest of the journey from Grosmont to Pickering we decided only to ride the section we hadn’t seen before.

 

Black 5 No.45428 Eric Treacy was heading our train from Whitby and here she stands awaiting departure from Whitby on the 11.00am.Moors Explorer on what at the time was a bit of a dull morning.

comments (20)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Feb 2012, 00:35
She looks up to the task, Brian.
Brian Walbey: She certainly is Ray, quite a lot of this class have been saved into preservation.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 6 Feb 2012, 06:56
These mammouth beauties sure have stood the test of time, Brian!
Brian Walbey: Isn't that just great Ginnie, there are quite a lot of this class in preservation.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 Feb 2012, 08:05
A lovely sturdy workhorse Brian: i bet this service has done Whitby some good too
Brian Walbey: They are indeed Chris. Regards Whitby there was a trainload from Pickering when we came back, barely a seat on the train anywhere.
I haven't been on that stretch but the Pickering to Grosmont part is beautiful
Brian Walbey: This stretch is also quite pretty Bill, worth doing.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 6 Feb 2012, 09:04
I am totally surprised at how many little steam railways exist Brian. What a blessing.
Brian Walbey: WEll the North York Moors is one of the premier preserved lines Chad and a beautiful trainride to boot of over 20 miles.
I love these old time train sets,
Brian Walbey: AS you've probably gathered by now Chantal a lot of us men on SC also like these old trains as well.
It looks interesting and well cared for. Sorry if I don't understand - is this service run by Network Rail, or is it another volunteer restoration service run on Network Rail rails?
Brian Walbey: The track and Whitby station are part of Network Rail, which meets up with the North York Moors preserved railway at Grosmont. The NR route goes off to Middlesborough and the NYMR heritage route goes off to Pickering. Only recently has NR allowed the heritage people to run some of their trains right through to Whitby on the national tracks.
  • Martin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Feb 2012, 12:28
It may have been a dull day, but this is anything but! A great shot Brian smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin. The day turned out to be a bit mixed, and indeed it rained a bit later on and then came out nice and sunny when we got back to Whitby.
A Balck 5 in good condition really looking the part Brian, the NYMR does have some good stock to work the railway.
Brian Walbey: They had quite a lot of stock under repair in the shed and yard Les but also this, and three other locos in steam as you will see during the week.
Anything about steam Brian and you have my attention.

Superb capture of her.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Pedroeric. You will have steam all week in this series apart from one day, and if you like steam then SC is a good place, so do a lot of the other men on here. If you haven't yet looked at Les Auld's blog have a look back through his archive at http://les.shutterchance.com/ he is a master at railway photography.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Feb 2012, 14:05
She looks strong and ready to go, I hope your trip on her was lovely smile
Brian Walbey: She is a great engine Linda and we did enjoy our ride behind her.
A fine locmotive, great to see her steaming through the landscape.
Brian Walbey: Yes she is John, one of many of this type that have been preserved.
She looks so beautiful Brian.
Fine capture!
Brian Walbey: She is Richard, many thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 6 Feb 2012, 18:01
This is a wonderful locomotive. Too bad there are not many left in Holland. Great shot. Is that a castle in the back?
Brian Walbey: Yes these were very popular locomotives Astrid and quite a few have been preserved. The "castle" is the remains of the old Abbey on the East Cliff at Whitby, it has appeared before in my series on Whitby some time last year.
  • lisl
  • England
  • 6 Feb 2012, 19:15
I don't know much about these old trains, Brian, but your picture brings back early happy memories, when I used the travel the length of England regulalrly in them
Brian Walbey: Well if you ever get up to North Yorkshire Lisl be sure to have a ride on the North York Moors railway, it is a beautiful journey.
I'm curious about the name "Moors Explorer"? Maybe you know the reason for it? African campaigns?
Brian Walbey: This part of England is Yorkshire and this part of that county is mainly beautiful moorland so this preserved railway is called the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. The trains name is a good saelling point for tourists.
That looks like an impressive example of steam power Brian!
Brian Walbey: Yes these locos were the mainstay of the old Midland Region Fred and quite a few have been preserved.
I understand now, the word "moorland" is to be translated to Spanish as a type of habitat, whilst "moor" can also refer to the inhabitants of Northern Africa, similar habitat.
Wow Brian, we must have been there around the same time! This is also one of my favourite places from childhood. Excellent!
Brian Walbey: Taken on 11th.May last year Neil, we like both Whitby and the railway.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Feb 2012, 22:14
Oh good! My favourite of the standard gauge preserved railways. I've only ever been on the railway itself and not on the extension to Whitby. It must be good to get on to the coast now. Good view of the fireman (or is it the driver? I can never remember if these things are righthand drive or not!)
Brian Walbey: Yes the NYMR is a great ride but having done the Grosmont/Pickering bit several times we just done the new bit from Whitby, it is quite a pleasant ride. I think this is the Fireman, I believe Black 5's are left hand drive.

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