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TRIP ON NORTHYORK MOORS HERITAGE RAILWAY

Pickering to Grosmont.---------------

PREPARING FOR FESTIVAL WEEKEND, GUN ON WAGON.

PREPARING FOR FESTIVAL WEEKEND, GUN ON WAGON.

PICKERING

PICKERING

NORTH YORK MOORS.

NORTH YORK MOORS.

GROSMONT STATION SIGN.

GROSMONT STATION SIGN.

DESIEL TRAIN AT GROSMONT

DESIEL TRAIN AT GROSMONT

GROSMONT CROSSING GATE.

GROSMONT CROSSING GATE.

CROSSING GATE LAMP.

CROSSING GATE LAMP.

THE OLD TUNNEL.

THE OLD TUNNEL.

GRADIENT

GRADIENT

IN SHED.

IN SHED.

OLD B.R. BADGE

OLD B.R. BADGE

IN YARD.

IN YARD.

STEAM TRAIN LOADING COAL FROM TIPPER.

STEAM TRAIN LOADING COAL FROM TIPPER.

RESTORED BELGUIM TRAM

RESTORED BELGUIM TRAM

ARRIVING AT GROSMONT

ARRIVING AT GROSMONT

GROSMONT

GROSMONT

CARRIAGES OF STEAM TRAIN GROSMONT.

CARRIAGES OF STEAM TRAIN GROSMONT.

AT GROSMONT YORKSHIRE

AT GROSMONT YORKSHIRE

GROSMONT

GROSMONT

STEAM AT GROSMONT

STEAM AT GROSMONT

GROSMONT CO-OPERTIVE.

GROSMONT CO-OPERTIVE.

UP THE HILL IN GROSMONT.

UP THE HILL IN GROSMONT.

GROSMONT RAILWAY TAVERN.

GROSMONT RAILWAY TAVERN.

RAILWAY TAVERN BAR

RAILWAY TAVERN BAR

COASTLINE BUS ROUTES

COASTLINE BUS ROUTES

I bought a return ticket on the North York Moors Railway from Pickering to Grosmont (£25 ) on a sunny day in October. British Rail closed the line Pickering to Whitby in the 70s. N.Y.M.R. opened it has a heritage line to Grosmont, in the last few years it as opened all the way to Whitby. This trip was by diesel train to Grosmont. It is 17 miles and takes 65 minutes. Grosmont ( pronounced Growmont ) is in the Esk valley North Yorkshire England. Ironstone was discovered in 1836, this industry long gone. Network Rail train share a station, trains to Middlesborough. At the side of the present rail tunnel is the original tunnel built by George Stephenson between 1833 and 1853 as part of the Whitby to Pickering line. The first carriages to run through the tunnel were horse drawn and carried 10 passengers. Today i walked through the dark tunnel with faint lights to the Engine Sheds. Tunnel is 130 yards long and 10 ft wide. I saw the Coal Tipper tower loading the tender of a train in steam. I remember one of these Tippers in York when i was a youngster. In the Sheds the N.Y.M.raliways were restoring Engines ,among others a tram from Belguim. The village and station were preparing for a Wartime Festival next weekend. Flags everywhere. I saw a gun on a wagon. There are several cafes and one pub in Grosmont. There is a tearoom at the heritage station. Several of the roads have steep gradients into the village. Next to the railway crossing gates is the Grosmont Co-operative Society shop established in 1867, it is the UK s oldest surving INDEPENDENT Co-operative.--- The pub next to the station is "The Station Tavern", i enjoyed Triple sausage , mash and peas and a pint,].------The return train to Pickering was steam hauled, through breath taking scenery across the North York Moors.--------------------George Stephenson 1781- 1848 was an English civil mechanical engineer known as the "Father of the Railways" ---------------------------------A bus runs Whitby to Grosmont 6 times a day in October, the heritage train to Whitby 3 times in October, there is also Network Rail.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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