A video of our day out to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway which we attended so we could travel on the steam trains at their 40 anniversary gala on 10 May 2013.
The footage features not only the locomotives we travelled behind but some of the scenery of the North Yorkshire Moors in late spring.
We start with some shots at Pickering station of NER design class J72 0-6-0T locomotive number 69023 “Joem” bringing in and running around the Great Western Saloon carriage to operate a shuttle service to Levisham.
Meanwhile LNER A4 class Pacific 60007 "Sir Nigel Gresley" arrives with a service from Grosmont and runs around its train ready to operate the next service to Grosmont. This is the train we catch to Goathland where we break our journey and have lunch. We pass LMS Stanier Class 5 4-6-0 45407 'The Lancashire Fusilier' at Levisham where our train pauses in the station before departing for Grosmont.
At Goathland we get some footage of 60007 "Sir Nigel Gresley” leaving for Grosmont and after lunch we see LNER class B1 4-6-0 61264 renumbered and named as 61002 Impala double heading with 60007 "Sir Nigel Gresley" arriving at Goathland. We see our train 45407 'The Lancashire Fusilier' arrive at Goathland before we get on board for our journey to Whitby.
At Whitby 45407 'The Lancashire Fusilier' pushes its train out of the station to perform its run around the train before re-entering the station. We decided to catch this train back to Grosmont and spend an hour at this station.
At Goathland our day went pear shaped with the cancellation of a train to Pickering. As the previous train to Pickering had been diesel hauled we decided on an extra hour at Grosmont to take advantage of the next steam hauled train. This was not to be and left us with a further 2 hours wait at Grosmont.
In the end we travelled back to Whitby again with 45407 'The Lancashire Fusilier' very disappointingly this service was then diesel hauled all the way back from Whitby to Pickering. This wasn't the end to the day out we had hoped for.