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Written by Craig Allan - 19 Dec 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.
Environment
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 village is clearly signposted off the A169.

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NYMR, Grosmont map co-ordinates
Parking
There is plenty of parking available in the station car park.
Public transport
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Amenities
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

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NYMR, Grosmont general view map
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NYMR, Grosmont



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Photographic notes
See individual picture notes.
Links to photographs at this location

Northern Railways
Rail-net - North Yorkshire Moors Diesel Gala


General views - All photographs © Craig Allan unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Station General View


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.


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


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


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



Fig 5 - From the level crossing viewing area

Reverse angle of the above shot, showing a train arriving

Fig 6 - Tunnel viewing platform



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



Fig 7 - Tunnel viewing platform

Reverse angle of the above shot showing a train at the tunnel mouth.

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