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On the footplate
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On the footplate of locomotive 75029 of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway at Goathland Station. I was kindly allowed up on the footplate to take a few pictures. It was very hot, but very interesting. My thanks to the men on the footplate who do it for the love of it and who it was a pleasure to meet. The North Yorkshire Moors Railway was first opened in 1836 as the Whitby and Pickering Railway. The railway was planned in 1831 by George Stephenson as a means of opening up trade routes inland from the then important seaport of Whitby. The initial railway was designed and built to be used by horse-drawn carriages. Construction was carried out by navvies and coordinated by top engineers. Their three main achievements were cutting a 120 yard tunnel through rock at Grosmont, constructing a rope-worked incline system at Beck Hole and traversing the marshy and deep Fen Bog using a bed of timber and sheep fleeces. The tunnel is believed to be one of the oldest railway tunnels in the world. In its first year of operation, the railway carried 10,000 tons of stone from Grosmont to Whitby, as well as 6,000 passengers, who paid a fare of 1 shilling to sit on the roof of a coach, or 1 shilling and 3 pence to sit inside. It took two and a half hours to travel from Whitby to Pickering. In 1845, the railway was acquired by the York and North Midland Railway who re-engineered the line to allow the use of steam locomotives. They also constructed the permanent stations and other structures along the line which still remain today. The Beck Hole Incline was re-equipped with a steam powered stationary engine and iron rope. They also added the line south from Pickering so that the line had a connection to York and London. In 1854 the York and North Midland Railway became part of the North Eastern Railway. Steam locomotives could not operate on the Beck Hole incline; so in the early 1860s the North Eastern Railway started construction of an alternate route which opened in 1865 - this is the route which is still in use today. The original route is now a pleasant walk named the Historic Rail Trail. In 1923 the North Eastern Railway was absorbed into the London and North Eastern Railway as a result of the Railways Act 1921. In 1948 nationalisation meant that British Railways took control. During this time, little changed on the line. However, in his controversial report, Dr Beeching declared that the Whitby-Pickering line was uneconomic and listed it for closure, which took place in 1965. This was not the end for the Whitby to Pickering railway. In 1967, the NYMR Preservation Society was formed, and negotiations began for the purchase of the line. After running various Open Weekends and Steam Galas during the early 1970s (by permission of British Railways} the NYMRPS transformed itself into a Charitable Trust (to ensure the future of the railway) and became The North York Moors Historical Railway Trust Ltd. Purchase of the line was completed and the necessary Light Railway Order obtained, giving powers to operate the railway. The railway was able to reopen for running in 1973 as the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, with much of the traction provided by the North East Locomotive Preservation Group. The railway has been seen both on television and in film. The station at Goathland has been used as both Hogsmeade Station in the Harry Potter films, and Aidensfield in the popular sixties drama Heartbeat. Pickering Station was used in the film Possession. Other appearances include Casualty, Brideshead Revisited, All Creatures Great and Small, Poirot and Sherlock Holmes television series. The railway has also featured in a documentary series for local television. (Info from Wikipedia) The railway website is at nymr.co.uk
Sir Nigel Gresley
Made by RoystonVasey
At last Gordon Brown decided to throw the towel in and resign. His cabinet colleagues decided it would be a worthy gesture to name a railway locomotive after him. So a senior ‘Sir Humphrey’ went from Whitehall to the National Railway Museum at York , to investigate the possibilities . . . . . They have a number of locomotives at the NRM without names, a specially-sought consultant told the top civil servant. Mostly freight locomotives though. Oh dear, that’s not very fitting for a prime minister, said Sir Humphrey. How about that big green one, over there? he said, pointing to 4472. That's already got a name said the consultant. It’s called ‘Flying Scotsman.” Oh. Couldn't it be renamed? asked Sir Humphrey. “This is a national museum after all, funded by the taxpayer.” I suppose it might be considered said the consultant. After all the LNER renamed a number of their locomotives after directors of the company, and even renamed one of them Dwight D Eisenhower. That's excellent, said Sir Humphrey, “So that’s settled then…. let’s look at renaming 4472. But how much will it cost? We can't spend too much, given the expenses scandal Well, said the consultant, We could always just paint out the 'F' . . . . . . !
Made by ♥ Chrissie ♥
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway abbreviated NYMR is a popular tourist railway located in North Yorkshire of United Kingdom. The steam train takes the tourists on an 18 mile (29 km) journey from a small market town of Pickering to the village of Grosmont. The scenic ride is through the North York Moors National Park, it features diverse scenery everything from beautiful lakes to forest covered valleys and even some moorland. Along the way there are also numerous beautiful villages in the countryside. The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is one oldest historic train lines in Northern United Kingdom, it was completed in 1836 by the orders of George Stephenson. Today it's one of the most sought after travel destinations in England, the ride across the country is truly unforgettable, more than 330 thousands tourists from around the world visit this destination each year. The train operates daily from about April to October, the departures are hourly. It's not only a great scenic ride, but is also a great way to and from local attractions such as Oakwood Theme Park. The railway was also used in numerous movies, including the Harry Potter movies, Heartbeat, Possession, and in the Sherlock Holmes television series just to name a few.
Made by Wipeout Dave
Goathland is now famous as the setting of the fictional village of Aidensfield in the Heartbeat television series set in the 1960s (ITV). Fans of Heartbeat will not be disappointed by a visit to fictional Aidensfield, as many of the series landmarks are recognisable, including the stores, garage/funeral directors, the public house and the railway station. In reality the pub is called the Goathland Hotel, but in the series is the Aidensfield Arms. After filming for some years in the real pub, a precise replica (complete to the morris dancers' swords on the wall) was built in the studio. It has often been possible to see the stars of the show as filming for the series occurred throughout the week. This shot features the shop and Police car from the series.
Made by ♥ Chrissie ♥
Goathland is a small traditional moors village but has a lot to offer as a popular tourist destination. Set in the middle of open moors where sheep wander the village, you are never far from the heather, bracken and spectacular views. The village has been a popular walking and nature destination for many years. Goathland's proximity to Whitby doesn't hurt either giving the best of both worlds, village life on the moors and small fishing town. Set in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, Goathland, a delightful moorland village provides peace, tranquility and a perfect walking or touring base. The village is now famous as the setting of the fictional village of Aidensfield in the Heartbeat television series set in the 1960s.
Made by Wipeout Dave
The village of Goathland is now famous as the setting of the fictional village of Aidensfield in the Heartbeat television series set in the 1960s. Fans of Heartbeat will not be disappointed by a visit to fictional Aidensfield, as many of the series landmarks are recognisable, including the stores, garage/funeral directors, the public house and the railway station. In reality the pub is called the Goathland Hotel, but in the series is the Aidensfield Arms. After filming for some years in the real pub, a precise replica (complete to the morris dancers' swords on the wall) was built in the studio. It has often been possible to see the stars of the show as filming for the series occurred throughout the week.
Made by SydPix
Following their withdrawal from BR service, the two preserved Deltics owned by the Deltic Preservation Society initially went to the NYMR. Their first running day was on the weekend of 21st/22nd August 1982. Here, on the 21st, 55019 ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIER storms the 1 in 49 climb into Goathland in typical style with the first train from Grosmont to Pickering. Zenit EM f/5.6 125th/sec Ektachrome 64 For everything you ever wanted to know about these magnificent machines, go to www.napier-chronicles.co.uk/
92214 "Cock O' The North", Goathland 8 July 2011
Made by jrs1967_1
BR Standard 9F, 92214 named Cock O' The North, arrives at Goathland on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway working a Grosmont to Pickering service. Built by BR at Swindon Works in 1959, this was one of the last Steam Locomotives that BR built. Just 6 years later it was condemned and remained in Barry Scrapyard in Wales for 15 years before being purchased for preservation. Its permanent home is now the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. * The last time I saw a locomotive named Cock o' The North, it was a Class 87 Electric Locomotive.
Made by SydPix
A general view of Goathland station on 3rd June 1980 with Ex BR Standard Class 4MT 2-6-4T 80135 waiting to detach itself from it's train, which would be worked forward to Pickering by a diesel locomotive. Much has changed, even in preservation; there is now a footbridge, some of the signals have been re-located, the goods shed is now a cafe and the up sidings have been re-sited and have camping coaches in them. One thing that has stayed the same is the wonderfully picturesque location. Zenit EM f/8 500th/sec Ektachrome 400
Made by SydPix
24032 at Goathland in early August 1976. The long hot summer caused severe drought throughout the UK. The NYMR therefore hired in 24032 to work some of it's services about a week after being withdrawn on 17th July of that year. This was to minimise the risk of sparks from steam locomotives causing lineside fires. The locomotive has spent it's entire post-BR career on the railway. This photo was taken a couple of weeks after it had arrived and ironically there had been a shower of rain shortly before I took it!
30841 North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Made by peter.brabham
A photo taken in Easter 1992 near Gothland on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Southern frieght loco 30841 spent most of its working life based at Exmouth in the West Country. Scrapped in 1964 but rescued from Barry scrapyard in 1972 and restored to working order within 2 years in East Anglia. It was moved to North Yorkshire in 1978 where it is a regular performer. In 1994 it had a major overhaul using parts from sister engine 30825 so now it operates in another guise.
Milk for London
Made by David Wilby
At a siding just off the line through Goathland station there is this wonderful if slightly battered old 'Express Dairy' 6 wheel tank milk wagon. A very evocative reminder for those of us who spent part of our childhoods with a 'train set' - there was always one of these things floating around somewhere! The photo has only had mild processing as a 3exp handheld HDR shot in Photomatix to maintain its realism and enhance details.
55019 Goathland 17.8.02
Made by D9006
Made famous by TV's 'Heartbeat' series, and now the 'Harry Potter' films, Goathland lies half way between Grosmont and Pickering on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Here 55019 (D9019) ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIER waits for the road at Goathland on Saturday 17th August 2002. For more information regarding the Deltic locomotives of British Rail see: www.napier-chronicles.co.uk/
Ford Anglia Mono HDR
Made by PaulDCocker
The Ford Anglia is a British car designed and manufactured by Ford in the United Kingdom. It is related to the Ford Prefect and the later Ford Popular. The Ford Anglia name was applied to four models of car between 1939 and 1967. 1,594,486 Anglias were produced, before it was replaced by the new Ford Escort. Just an experiment with HDR and it's overcooked but I liked the tones, made Goathland look like Cuba!
Goathland Signal Box North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Made by woodytyke
Goathland is also known as Aidensfield in YTV’s Heartbeat and as Hogsmeade Station in the first Harry Potter film. The signal box in the Hornby Skaledale range of model railway buildings is based on the one pictured here. www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/images/hornby_signal_box_r8...
Made by ♥ Chrissie ♥
Heartbeat is a British police drama series set in 1960s Yorkshire broadcast on ITV between 1992 and 2010.Heartbeat first aired on Friday 10 April 1992 (it was later moved to Sunday evenings). By autumn 2008, it had reached its 18th series, clocking up over 370 episodes. The final episode aired on Sunday 12 September 2010. Sundays are just not the same without Heartbeat.
BLACK PETROLEUM TANK HDR
Made by simontingle74
SHELL MEX LTD POST WAR PETROLEUM The ShellMex company handled all the marketing of Shell’s products. Part of the growing maturity of the marketing activities was the development of the global network of service stations where cars could refuel. The service stations, with their distinctive appearance, helped build the Group’s reputation for reliability and quality.
Made by ICH-Photos
Took a trip to the North Yorkshire Moors on Sunday and found this waterfall, called Mallyan Spout, near the village of Goathland. It was a difficult subject to photograph as there was no space to move back from the fall as a large river runs alongside it. This was my favorite shot of the fall framed by the trees and rocks.
The Sherwood Forester
Made by ralph&dot
London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Stanier Class 5 4-6-0 No. 5231 (British Railways no. 45231). Now North Yorkshire moors Railway's, The Sherwood Forester. Goathland station 2008. myweb.tiscali.co.uk/ralphdot/england2008part2.htm#Hawsker
Made by Darlo2009
45428 LMS Class 5 4-6-0 Eric Treacy built in 1937 by Armstrong Whitworth at Newcastle leaves Goathland Station with the 1550 departure for Pickering . My partner took this picture on her little pink Smasung Toco mobile while i parked the car - she is banned form doing so again as it is better than my expensive camera!
Nearest places of interest:
|Simon Howe Cairns and Standing Stones|
Cawthorn Marching Camps
Goathland Station (NYMR)
|Inn on the Moor|
Grosmont Deviation Shed