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The location is just south of Goathland station.
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.
From the A169 at Eller Beck take the turning signposted Goathland and follow this road to the location.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location NYMR, Moorgates map co-ordinates
There is a small hard standing area here, but mainly it is roadside parking.
None at this location. The village of Goathland is a short drive away.
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The location is a very popular one offering views of passing trains at eye height and above head level from both sides.
Links to photographs at this location
Rail-net - North Yorkshire Moors Diesel Gala
General views - All photographs © Marcus Dawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south
A Grosmont bound train crossed the moor. Taken from the field opposite the line.
Fig 2 - Facing north
From the same field the ground level goes below the track offering views like this
Fig 3 - Facing north
Another view from further away. Similar angle to fig 2 but this view is from up a path that is on the other side of the road.
Fig 4 - Looking east - Photo by Nick Wise
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