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Written by Marcus Dawson - 30 Oct 2003
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Location notes
Situated a few miles to the south west of Whitby the Pickering to Grosmont line covers about 18 miles through some spectacular scenery of the North Yorkshire Moors national park. 'The line is owned by the North York Moors Historical Railway Trust who have run the line as a living museum since 1974' There are many different types of locomotive hauled passenger working both steam and diesel. With the occasional photographic freight charter or permanent way train.
Railway type and traffic
The trains are mostly steam hauled, with occasional diesel turns and failure stand ins. There are numerous events and galas.
For more details see the North Yorkshire Moors Railway website.
The station is located at the base of a valley with a road running between the faces and the railway running along its base. North Yorkshire is a beautiful part of the country with large rolling hills and amazing scenery. It is also very open and very exposed so weather here can be extreme at certain times of the year. Given the moors nature of the location it would be sensible to dress for the outdoors and expect the weather to change.
Road directions
Levisham village is signposted from the A169. After going down and back up a very steep road you will enter the village. Take the second left turn and follow this road to the halt.

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NYMR, Levisham Halt map co-ordinates
Parking is available for a small number of cars
Public transport
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There are toilet and basic snack facilities on the station.
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NYMR, Levisham Halt

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Photographic notes
Since the halt is at the bottom of a valley some fairly spectacular views are afforded from the road approaching the halt. Once you have reached the halt itself the level crossing provided a superb view point of northbound trains along the mile or so straight section of track preceding the station. To the north is woodland which provides a backdrop to southbound trains.
Links to photographs at this location

Rail-net - NYMR Diesel Gala
Northern Railways

General views - All photographs © Marcus Dawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west

Fig 1 - Looking west

This view shows a train waiting to depart the platforms.

Fig 2 - From the road, facing west

Fig 2 - From the road, facing west

Once departed the train is still visible for quite some time. During the summer months this view will become increasingly blocked as the areas vegetation grows back.

Fig 3 - Facing north

Fig 3 - Facing north

Taken from the platform this view shows a southbound train arriving.

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