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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.
Follow the A169 into Pickering village. At the roundabout take the first exit and follow this road to the traffic lights. At the traffic lights turn right and continue along this road until you reach the station, which will be on your left.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location NYMR, Pickering Station map co-ordinates
Usually off-road parking is available within walking distance of most locations
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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Pickering Station is the southern terminus of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. There is a run round / locomotive release at the south end of the platforms. The overbridge also provies a good view of arriving trains. The level crossing is a very close location.
Links to photographs at this location
Rail-net - NYMR Diesel Gala
General views - All photographs © Marcus Dawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Platforms, southern end
Fig 2 - Facing south
Pickering Level Crossing gives some quite dramatic close up shots.
Fig 3 - Facing north
The reverse angle of the above shot
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