Splendour on the Moors
Winding its way through the reverse curves at Northdale on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is the 16.00 Pickering-Grosmont service on June 3, 2010.
The train is passing the ruins of Carters House. The Railway’s Class 25 No. 25278 Sybilla is at the front and on the rear is Class K1 2-6-0 No. 62005 hitching a lift back to Grosmont shed. The ‘Rat’ came to the NYMR in January 1988 along with
No. 25191 (recently sold to the South Devon Railway). It was originally bought by the late Dutchman, Jos de Crau and is named after his mother. No. 25278 is a regular performer along with Class 24 No. D5061. This is the most spectacular location on the 18-mile journey through the national park. Access is by alighting at Newtondale Halt and following the forest trail road seen on the right of the picture which finishes abruptly below the photographer. A climb to the top through the bracken is rewarded by this amazing vista. For more details on the diesels on the moors and where to photograph them, turn to our Preservation Extra feature on page 40.
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