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RAILWAY in WARTIME October 2010, 2011 & 2012

PART 1 Railways at War on the NYMR

The Railway in Wartime 2013 will be held on October 11th, 12th and 13th and I hope the pictures below give you a taste of what the NYMR's Railway in Wartime Weekend is like!

The Railway in Wartime for 2014 is on Oct 10th, 11th and 12th

North Yorkshire Moors Railway Scenes in mid-October to enjoy the spirit and camaraderie of World War II with lots of steam trains, re-enactments, musical entertainments, street parades and period vehicle displays both military and civilian

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SEE ALSO Part 2 More pictures of the NYMR War Weekend 2010

Re-enactors - friends or family - EMAIL me if you see a picture you would like a copy of for your own personal use

Wartime Weekend 2010: Just a few weeks after the Autumn Steam Gala is the Railway at War weekend, in autumnal mid-October with re-enactments of scenes from the Second World War. The crucial role of the railways in WWII was remembered in this NYMR 'RAILWAY IN WARTIME EVENT' over the autumn weekend of October 15th, 16th and 17th. For example, in 1944 the Railways played a major role in the preparations for D-Day utilising 24,000 trains to move military vehicles, foodstuffs, munitions and troops. The network of British Railways was subjected to 9000 German bombing raids and many railwaymen and women lost there lives whilst on duty and despite the attacks the railway system functioned efficiently throughout the war..

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Wartime Weekend 2010: Re-enactors gather at Grosmont Station.

Wartime Weekend 2010: All the main NYMR stations at Pickering, Levisham, Goathland and Grosmont came to life with re-enactments by enthusiastic re-enactors (amateur actors for a weekend!), displays and entertainment as the clock was turned back the early 1940s e.g. 1943.

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: Some of the locomotives getting ready inside Grosmont Shed.

 

NYMR's Railway in Wartime 2012: A study in black, white and uniform!

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: 45428 ERIC TREACY coaling up at Grosmont depot.

 

NYMR's Railway in Wartime 2012: All the re-enactors assembling at Grosmont for the run to Pickering, army, navy, RAF and civilian period dress.

 

Railways at War NYMR 2011: 7822 FOXCOTE MANOR and 45428 ERIC TREACY getting ready for the days 'action'!

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: A4 Pacific 60007 SIR NIGEL GRESLEY and Q6 63395 emerging from Grosmont Shed.

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: 45428 letting of steam while taking on water and coal.

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: Q6 63395 likewise!

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: 60007 SIR NIGEL GRESLEY about to move out.

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: Stoking up' Bishop' 45428 ERIC TREACY - note the mitre icon above his name.

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: School children evacuees embarking at Grosmont station. One of the vital roles played by Britain’s railways was the evacuation of civilians, particularly children, in what was called ‘Operation Pied Piper’.  Launched on 1st September 1939, hundreds of thousands of children were moved from the big cities into the countryside, where they were looked after by host families in a much safer location i.e. well away from the German bomb attacks on Britain's principal towns and cities.  Amazingly, from London, over 1,500 trains were used to evacuate 500,000 people in just four days.

 

Railways at War NYMR 2011: 7822 FOXCOTE MANOR

 

Railways at War NYMR 2011: Bringing in coaching stock with a good head of steam!

 

Railways at War NYMR 2011: 7822 FOXCOTE MANOR departing for Pickering

NYMR's Railway in Wartime 2012: A Highland Pipe Band gave a great performance in 2012

 

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Railways at War NYMR 2011: A 'moveable' Anderson air-raid shelter, old weapons, ammunition, medals and other army memorabilia and the background music of the jive etc.!

 

Railways at War NYMR 2011: Re-enactors

 

Railways at War NYMR 2011: 49395 departing for Pickering

 

NYMR's Railway in Wartime 2012: Grosmont styles!

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: Re-enactors on the train .

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: Lots of enthusiastic 'actors' all playing their parts on the train to Pickering.

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: On the train!

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: Black 5 45212 entering LeVisham Station with a train from Pickering.

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: Poster at Pickering station.

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: Wartime Weekend 2010: Poster at Pickering station.

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: Pickering Station.

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: GIs at Pickering Station.

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: The children evacuees on Pickering Station.

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: Pickering Station

 

NYMR's Railway in Wartime 2012: 'Jive Mood' = singing and dancing to the swing music of the 1940s blaring out from some ancient looking speakers, bravo!

45428 'Bishop Eric Treacy' looks on in awe!

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: An American army jeep in Pickering High Street.

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: 'Get your re-enactment outfits' at Pickering's Flea Market.

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: A 1937 Austin Seven Grocery Van.

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: 'Help for Heroes' and buy you groceries here!

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: Another US army jeep by Pickering Station.

 

NYMR's Railway in Wartime 2012: A Black 5 in black and white!

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: The flag raising ceremony officially opening the Railway at War Weekend.

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Wartime Weekend 2010: Pickering Station

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: Very stylish period dress! at least on the right!

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: Where would we be without the NAAFI 'Cafe' canteen.

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: A fine fur and teddy bear!

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: The good doctor with stethoscope at hand.

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: Pickering Station Cafe scene

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Wartime Weekend 2010: Pickering Station cafe

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: The evacuees by an LNER war poster board.

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: A train arriving in Pickering Station from Grosmont.

 

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: A sergeant major? and drummer.

 

Wartime Weekend 2010: Stanier Black Five 45428 ERIC TREACY passing Moorgates and proudly displaying the Union Jack.

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: German soldier at Le Visham' station (aka Levisham Station!)

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: 45212 arriving at Le Visham with a train from Grosmont.

Wartime Weekend 2010: Levisham became an enemy occupied French village of Le Visham under the control of both the German army and a unit of SS troops and German soldiers were patrolling along the station platforms

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Wartime Weekend 2010: The crashed landed Messerschmitt Me-109 at Le Visham

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: Q6 63395 leaving LeVisham station with a train for Grosmont.

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: German soldiers at Le Visham Station - now under French occupied German control.

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: German field motor-bike a 'Kommanddeurwagon' (Command car) and it looks like what it is! This replica is based on the Volkswagen Beetle version for the army.

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: A German soldier on sentry duty as a train hauled by Stanier Black Five 45212 approaches with a train from Pickering.

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NYMR's Railway in Wartime 2012: Officers and ratings!

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: A Pickering-Grosmont train climbing north out of Newton Dale.

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: Approaching Goathland station.

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: Re-enactors of the RAF, British Army, US Army etc. at Goathland Station

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: A train entering Goathland Station with a train from Grosmont.

 

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Wartime Weekend 2010: Entering Grosmont tunnel as Standard BR locomotive 76079 prepares for action.

 

 

SEE ALSO Part 2 More pictures of the NYMR War Weekend 2010

Re-enactors - friends or family - EMAIL me if you see a picture you would like a copy of for your own personal use

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