Steam locomotives in action over the festive period at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

5428 Eric Treacy
Credit: Dan Sutcliffe

Over the period between Boxing Day and New Years Day, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway will be operating the winter service timetable utilising 2 steam locomotives, 1 diesel locomotive and also a diesel multiple unit (DMU).

LMS Black 5 5428 ‘Eric Treacy’ and D7628 ‘Sybilla’ will be in action on the 30th December and 1st January 2019.

Credit: Dan Sutcliffe (RailAdvent)

Q6 63395 will be in action from the 27th December to the 1st January 2019.

If you would like to find out more information about the behind the scenes operating of the NYMR, make sure to join the Grosmont MPD Facebook group found here.

If you would like to find out more details about the winter timetable or the Whitby excursions, visit this page.

What did the officials say?

Nick Simpson from Grosmont MPD gave us this information about the busy winter period operations.

“We are running two days of Whitby excursions on the 30th and 1st, that will be using freshly out-shopped 5428 ‘Eric Treacy’ and D7628 ‘Sybilla’. The other days up until the 1st, from the 27th will see the Q6 and D.M.U. on passenger duties.

A lighting up duty has been rostered to put warming fires in on boxing day.

The J27 is also on hand as a ready spare in case of need.

As for the rest of the fleet the image says it all! The very busy period of winter maintenance is heavily underway”

Grosmont shed
Credit: Nick Simpson

Credit to Nick Simpson from the Grosmont MPD team for the information and image provided.

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