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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
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.
From Pickering station follow the road parallel to the track up. The first location is a small fishery about another 400yards on. Then the crossing is further on. The third location is down a farmers track which is a right turn just after the level crossing.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location NYMR, Newbridge map co-ordinates
Roadside parking is available
Being a national park there are lots of tourist facilities in the towns and villages but some locations are remote areas of moor land.
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Location 1 is a close up shot from a public foot path that crossed the line
Location 2 is around the actual level crossing at Newbridge. Trains slow to exchange a token here, so they will be going dead slow.
Location 3 is a wide view across fields
Links to photographs at this location
Rail-net - NYMR Diesel Gala
General views - All photographs © Marcus Dawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Fisheries crossing, facing south - Location 1
This view, facing south east, shows a train departing Pickering.
Fig 2 - Newbridge Crossing facing south - Location 2
Taken from a small mound just south of the main level crossing. The crew is ready to exchange the token with the Newbridge signaller.
Fig 3 - Newbridge Crossing facing north - Location 2
Taken from a small mound just south of the main level crossing, this is the reverse angle of the above shot.
Fig 4 - From the fields looking south - Location 3
A northbound train crossed the fields.
Fig 5 - From the fields looking north - Location 3
The reverse of the above fig 4.
Fig 6 - From the fields looking north - Location 3
Moving slightly north up the fields there is a semaphore to add an extra bit of interest to your shot.
Fig 7 - From the fields looking south, wide- Location 3
From the edge of the field furthest away from the line you get a good wide shot of the line and the scenery behind.
Fig 8 - From the fields, wide- Location 3
Same location as fig 7, but across the field side on.
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