Saturday, 9 August 2014

North Yorkshire Moors Railway - August 2014

On a lovely summers day we set out for the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Our intention was to walk the Rail Trail from Grosmont to Goathland which follows George Stephenson's original railway line of 1836. After walking to Goathland our plan was to take the train back to Grosmont.

With a total steam ban in place on mainline charters throughout Yorkshire this would be an opportunity to photograph and video steam trains in action. 

Our day began at Levisham station as we called in to see the Grosmont Pickering trains cross at 11:20.

Afterwards we moved on to Grosmont for lunch and to see what was going on at this busy station on a normal operating Monday in August.

After lunch we walked along the Rail Trail to Goathland a distance of about 3 miles. We had a coffee from the “Tea Shop” at Goathland before taking the train back to Grosmont.

The locomotives featured in the video are:

45428 - Eric Treacy
75029 - BR Standard 4
37264 - EE Class 37 (Diesel)
61264 - LNER B1 (as 61034 Chiru)

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