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Late October saw the North Yorkshire Moors Railway hold their final gala of the 2016 season. The theme was the NELPG’s 50th Anniversary.

The NELPG own and run some of the locos on the NYMR and were celebrating by having all available steam locomotives in steam throughout the weekend.

Locomotives featured at the NELPG 50th Anniversary Gala

No. 69023 'Joem' and 62005 depart Grosmont for Pickering
No. 69023 ‘Joem’ and 62005 depart Grosmont for Pickering

We visited on the Sunday of the event, locos featured in the video are:

– 2-6-0 Class K1 No. 62005
– 0-6-0T Class J72 No. 69023 ‘Joem’
– 0-8-0 Class Q6 No. 63395
– 4-6-0 Class B1 No. 61264
– 2-6-0 Standard 4 No. 76084 (Visiting from the North Norfolk Railway)

We visited all stations which were accessible by road which are Pickering (the road crossing just outside the station), Levisham (Crossing and on the station), Goathland (Station), Grosmont (MPD Viewing Point, Station and Road Crossing) and Whitby (evening shots on the station).

Highlights include the teak set of carriages departing Levisham at 4 minutes. Steaming through the moors we see 62005 heading down towards Goathland, and 61264 heading away from Goathland, at around 7 minutes into the video. Plus the Pullman carriages arriving at Goathland around 9 minutes in.

 

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Michael Holden avatar
I have had an interest in Railways for as long as I can remember. I am a member of a number of heritage railways and actively volunteer at 2 of them. I enjoy all types of railways, real life, model and simulations. I started RailAdvent in 2014 and am the main editor of the site.