North Yorkshire Moors Railway

It was a fairly miserable day on both occasions when I visited NYMR, and the light wasn't the best either. On the first occasion, all was fairly quite, but on the second their Santa Special provided enough action to make a mid-December trip worthwhile!

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  • Date : 22 Nov 1980, catalogued 29 Mar 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 10791
  • Description : A general view at Goathland.


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  • Date : 22 Nov 1980, catalogued 29 Mar 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 10792
  • Description : Another view looking along the main line at Goathland.


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  • Date : 22 Nov 1980, catalogued 29 Mar 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 10820
  • Description : Looking through the Grosmont tunnel.


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  • Date : 22 Nov 1980, catalogued 29 Mar 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 10821
  • Description : The breakdown crane waits at Grosmont: hopefully, she won't be required today!


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  • Date : 14 Dec 1980, catalogued 30 Mar 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 10877
  • Description : An 0-6-2T from the Lambton Railway makes a fine spectacle on a "Santa Special" on the North York Moors Railway.


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  • Date : 14 Dec 1980, catalogued 30 Mar 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 10878
  • Description : An 0-6-2T from the Lambton Railway makes a fine spectacle on a "Santa Special" on the North York Moors Railway.


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  • Date : 14 Dec 1980, catalogued 30 Mar 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 10881
  • Description : Number 5 ex-Lambton 0-6-2T shunts at Goathland.


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  • Date : 14 Dec 1980, catalogued 30 Mar 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 10882
  • Description : Number 5 ex-Lambton 0-6-2T shunts at Goathland.


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  • Date : 14 Dec 1980, catalogued 31 Mar 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 10890
  • Description : Number 5 comes storming out of the Grosmont tunnel, while number 47, an 0-6-ST built by Robert Stephenson and Hawthorne in 1955 sits coldly by.


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  • Date : 14 Dec 1980, catalogued 31 Mar 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 10892
  • Description : Number 5 still storming furiously.


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  • Date : 14 Dec 1980, catalogued 31 Mar 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 10896
  • Description : In the fading light, the signal lamps at Grosmont are replaced the way they have been for many years: by hand!


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  • Date : 14 Dec 1980, catalogued 31 Mar 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 10905
  • Description : Chimney pots of diverse kinds.


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  • Date : 14 Dec 1980, catalogued 01 Apr 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 10908
  • Description : An 0-6-2T from the Lambton Railway makes a fine spectacle on a "Santa Special" on the North York Moors Railway.


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  • Date : 14 Dec 1980, catalogued 01 Apr 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 10910
  • Description : In this atmospheric trailing shot, you can just make out the bridge from whichNYMR-5andNYMR-6were taken.


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  • Date : Sep 1999, catalogued 25 Sep 2000
  • Photographer : Stewart Hughes
  • Medium : digital image, image location USA2253-2
  • Description : This is an S160 2253, which was built by Baldwin (USA) in 1943. The locomotive was shipped across to the UK in bits and then reassembled for use in the run up to D Day in 1944. The locomotive was shipped across to the mainland Europe in 1944 and in 1947 was sold to Poland as part of the Marshall Plan. The loco ran in Poland until 1985 when it was withdrawn. The locomotive was bought by a NYMR benefactor in 1991, and overhauled in Poland and then shipped to the UK in 1992. The loco ran until recently although was not loved by NYMR drivers and fireman, it is currently out of traffic and up for sale!Thanks to Peter Finch for this information.


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  • Date : 14 Dec 1980, catalogued 31 Mar 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 10887
  • Description : This example is at the North York Moors Railway, Grosmont.


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  • Date : 14 Dec 1980, catalogued 30 Mar 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 10871
  • Description : This is a 9F which came from Barry scrap yard in South Wales, the locomotive led to nomadic existence in preservation until recently. The engine is being restored at Crewe for use at the North Staffordshire Railway based near Leek.Thanks to Peter Finch for this information.


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  • Date : Sep 1999, catalogued 25 Sep 2000
  • Photographer : Stewart Hughes
  • Medium : digital image, image location USA2253cab
  • Description : This is the cab of USA 2253 taken at Pickering on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.


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