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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.
There is plenty of parking available in the station car park.
There are toilets and tea rooms on the station and a newsagents and pub next to the level crossing - you can have your lunch outside and watch the trains go by!!
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NYMR, Grosmont general view map
NYMR, Grosmont close up map
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Rail-net - North Yorkshire Moors Diesel Gala
General views - All photographs © Craig Allan unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Station General View
A general view of the station area. On the path to the foot tunnel there is a fork in the road, instead of going towards the tunnel turn left and go up the hill.
Fig 2 - From the National Rail platforms.
Thsi view shows locos arriving on the National Rail lines. The locos are coming from the Middlesborough direction
Fig 3 - Locos arriving on the NYMR
From the Whitby end of the platforms. Locos have to reverse to gain acces to the NYMR.
Fig 4 - From the level crossing viewing area
This view is taken from the viewing area at the end of the station. It provides good views of the services entering and departing.
Fig 5 - From the level crossing viewing area
Reverse angle of the above shot, showing a train arriving
Fig 6 - Tunnel viewing platform
There is a tempoary viewing platform further down the path, between the platforms and the depot, giving you elevated views of passing trains.
Fig 7 - Tunnel viewing platform
Reverse angle of the above shot showing a train at the tunnel mouth.
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