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175th Anniversary of the Whitby-Pickering Line - A special Spring Steam Gala celebration
April 29th-May8th 2011 on the NYMR North Yorkshire Moors Railway
From April 29th to May 8th 2011 the NYMR put on a special event to mark the 175th anniversary of the opening of the historic Whitby to Pickering line. The NYMR ran a 10 day railway train cavalcade portraying the history of British railways with a variety of historic trains. Over 12 steam locomotives were in action to celebrate this historic occasion over the 10 day period. This grandly planned spectacular featured steam locomotive trains and events portraying the history of line and activities to illustrate the life past railways in general.
A PREVIEW OF THE STEAM LOCOMOTIVES THEY HOPE TO HAVE IN ACTION
71000 DUKE OF GLOUCESTER
This British Railway Standard Class 8P 4-6-2 Pacific at Grosmont Station, one of the last powerful express passenger locomotives to be designed and built to run on British Railways.
71000 after coaling up at Grosmont Shed
DUKE OF GLOUCESTER leaving Grosmont for Pickering.
More pictures of 71000 DUKE OF GLOUCESTER leaving Grosmont
71000 DUKE OF GLOUCESTER climbing out of Glaisdale with an Esk Valley Railway NYMR special from Grosmont to Battersby.
60007 SIR NIGEL GRESLEY
Coaling up, greasing-oiling-polishing! 60007 being prepared in the early morning
Ex BR/LNER A4 4-6-2 Pacific 60007 SIR NIGEL GRESLEY climbing up to Goathland on the incline at Green End , one of the famous 'Gresley Pacifics' that pulled the express passenger trains on the East Coast mainline from England's London Kings Cross station to Scotland's Edinburgh Waverley station.
60007 + 80116 (really 80072!) double header entering Goathland Station with a train from Pickering.
60007 entering Levisham Station
60007 leaving Levisham with a south-bound train for Pickering
60007 and 92214 taking a breather!
BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 92214
92214 now named COCK O' THE NORTH, the most powerful British Railways standard class design of freight locomotive standing at Goathland Station with a train for Pickering.
92214 leaving Goathland with a train for Pickering
Super D G2 Ex LNWR/LMS/BR 0-8-0 49395
49395 is an ancient survivor of class of freight locomotives, 49395 on shunting duties at Grosmont Station
BR Standard Class 4 2-6-4T 80072
80072 BR standard 2-6-4T engine 'disguised' as 80135. Some of this class of tank engines, namely 80116-80120, were based at Whitby shed in the 1950s.
Three shots of 80072 (numbered as 80116) leading 45428 ERIC TRACEY with a double headed Grosmont Pickering train at Green End.
'80116' passing Moorgates with a Grosmont-Pickering train.
80116 (aka 80072) at Pickering Station with its new station roof, as it would have been in the 1950s.
80072 heading south through Newtondale
Double-header of 80072 leading 76079 passing Grosmont sidings with a train for Pickering.
Locomotive 0-8-0 Q6 63395
The freight locomotive 63395 at Pickering Station, but it normally hauls passenger trains these days.
FIVE Stanier Class 5MT Black Fives 4-6-0 locomotives!
842 of this very successful locomotive were built for the LMS and British Railways.
44767 GEORGE STEPHENSON
Stanier Black Five 4-6-0 5MT locomotive 44767 GEORGE STEPHENSON standing at Grosmont Station
44871 descending past Green End with a train for Grosmont.
44871 at Grosmont station
45407 passing fellow Black 5 44871
Black Five 45407 on Grosmont Shed
45212 heading down Newtondale with a train for Levisham and Pickering stations - (actually an Autumn shot).
45407 steaming out of Grosmont.
45428 ERIC TREACY standing at Grosmont Station
45428 ERIC TREACY waiting to leave Whitby station with a train for Grosmont.
45428 leaving Grosmont
J72 0-6-0T 69023
The very pretty tank engine 69023 'JOEM' trundling down Green End bank with a Goathland-Grosmont single carriage train.
Ex BR standard Class 2-6-0 76079 the 'Pocket Rocket'!
The 'real' 76079
76079 renumbered as 76084 on a double header with a Stanier Black 5 on a Grosmont-Pickering train
Double header of BR Standard 76084 (76079!) with Stanier Black Five 45428 ERIC TRACEY passing Moorgates with a Pickering-Grosmont train.
76079 heading north through Newton Dale
Ex GWR Tank Engine 6619
6619 leaving Grosmont for Goathland
6619 getting ready for action with BR 76079 and SR 825
Ex SR 825
Ex SR 4-6-0 locomotive 825 heading north through the spectacular Newtondale
No 9 PLANET
A replica of the famous PLANET locomotive from the Manchester Museum of Science at Pickering Station.
The PLANET locomotive was here to exemplify the earliest days of steam traction i.e. the first steam trains in Great Britain.
The 175th Anniversary of the Whitby to Pickering Line continued into the May Spring Bank Holiday Weekend!
Stanier Black Five 4-6-0 45212 ROY 'CORKY' BROWN (Railwayman 1926-2001) waits at Grosmont Station
45428 ERIC TREACY leaves Whitby for Grosmont alongside the River Esk
A grand beautifully restored old North Eastern Railway carriage.
45212 leaving Grosmont
Star guest at the Spring Bank Holiday weekend 2011 was 60163 TORNADO
See also More pictures of 60163 TORNADO
4-6-2 Pacific locomotive 60163 TORNADO entering Grosmont Tunnel
60163 running light at Grosmont
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