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Written by Marcus Dawson - 30 Oct 2003
last update by Marcus Dawson - 02 Jan 2004
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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.
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
The location is directly off the A169, with Saltergate to the south and the turning for Moorgates and Goathland to the north. The parking is at the base of the hills. Check the map for details.

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NYMR, Fen Bog map co-ordinates
There is a small area of off road parking at the bottom of the hill. Otherwise it is parking on the road verges.
Public transport
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NYMR, Fen Bog

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Streetmap links
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Photographic notes
There are a number of different views around this location. From the A169 hill top you are afforded a wide view of the valley. There is also a footpath that crossed over the line for up close pictures. Given the high sides to the valley there are many walk-able locations.
Links to photographs at this location

Rail-net - North Yorkshire Moors Diesel Gala

General views - All photographs © Marcus Dawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Facing West

Fig 1 - Facing West

A Grosmont bound train crossed the moors. Taken at long range using a telephoto lens.

Fig 2 - Looking West

Fig 2 - Looking West

As the train progresses notrth this alternate location provides a mid view.

Fig 3 - Looking west

Fig 3 - Looking west

And from the same location as Fig 2 this side on shot.

Fig 4 - Facing West

Fig 4 - Facing West

Walking to the north a similar side shot, the view of southbound trains is not so good tho.

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