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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.
Grosmont village is clearly signposted off the A169. From the station follow the footpath, that runs parrallel to the line, south and the trail will take you up and over the tunnel to the depot.
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There is plenty of parking available in the nearby 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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General views - All photographs © Craig Allan unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Passing the depot
Taken from the foot crossing across the line.
Fig 2 - Passing the storage sidings
Further down the path you can see the trains accelerating away from the depot area.
Fig 3 - Through the tunnel Photo by Marcus Dawson
Looking back towards Grosmont station through the tunnel. Taken from the path by the coaling stage. Similar angle to Fig 1.
Fig 4 - Depot View Photo by Albert Dawson
A general view of the depot area. Plenty of things to see.
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