Steam Locomotives and Heritage Railways
The Royal Scot Class 4 - 6 - 0 is a express passenger steam locomotive running for a short period on the NYMR she is pictured here at the Trout Farm just north of Pickering, North Yorkshire. Royal Scot was renumbered 46100 from her original 6100 by British Railways following the nationalisation of the railways in 1948. She, along with other members of the class, was rebuilt by British Railways in 1950 with a new tapered design boiler. She went on to serve another 12 years in traffic on the West Coast Main Line before being retired from service in Nottingham in October 1962.
Ex LMS 5428 Eric Treacy 4 - 6 - 0 passing through the level crossing at NYMR Gromont Railway Station from Platform 4 to return to the Workshops for refueling. This wide angle image captures the power of the steam engine, a reputation of the Black Fives
1501 Has been restored and is now she is operational of the heritage railways in the Uk, this year she is visiting the North Yorkshire Moors Railway taking part in the Autumn Steam Gala , seen here climbing up from Becks Hole about to pass under Darnholm Bridge.
Steam Locomotives 7714 and 5519 head up a Grosmont to Pickering departure sighted as they passed through Moorgates taking part in the 2017 Autumn Steam Gala on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.
Designed by Richard Maunsell for the Southern Railway in 1930, the V Class - better known as the Schools Class as all locomotives were named after English public schools - was intended to meet a need for an intermediate passenger locomotive for routes needed power, Repton is owned by The North Yorkshire Moors Railway wher she is taking part in the Railway's 2017 Autumn Gala she can be seen crossing the North Yorkshire Moors
Steam Locomotive Schools Class Repton waiting for Daisy the scenic Diesil Multiple Unit to pull on to the Platform so she may depart with the 12:30 Hrs service from Grosmont to Pickering on the NYMR heritage Railway.
Ex Br Bullied Pacific, Battle of Britain Class 92 Sqadron 4 - 6 - 2 passing over the level crossing at Grosmont Station en route to Pickering as part of NYMR 2018 Steam Gala
By 1928 the Southern Railway was well served by large 4-6-0 express passenger locomotives, but there was an urgent need for a class to fulfill intermediate roles throughout the system. Maunsell’s previous attempt at developing his predecessor’s L class for this task had proven a disappointment, and the Drummond D15 and L12 classes were approaching the end of their useful lives on these services. An entirely new secondary express passenger locomotive was required to operate over the main lines throughout the system including those that had relatively short turntables.
Pickering Railway Station preserved as a replica of a typical 1940 period Railway Station, the Station is the headquarters of the Historical, Heritage Railway North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Sir Nigel Gresley in her last year on operational duties before going to the National Railway Musuem for a refit. This Photograph was taken at Grosmont Station on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Ex Southern Region 4 - 6 - 2 Bullied Pacific City of Wells No. 34092 waiting at Grosmont Station to haul the 09:30 Hrs service to Pickering on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Ex Southern Region 4 - 6 - 2 Bullied Pacific City of Wells No. 34092 passing through Fen Bog en route to Grosmont on the return journey of this special event with The City of Wells on the North Yorkshire Moors Heritage Railway
Steam Locomotive NER J27 P3 Arrives from Whitby at Grosmont en Route to Pickering on the North Yorks Moors Railways Heritage Line
J 27 shunts down passing by Platform 3 at Grosmont Station to collect the carriages for the next departure to Pickering on The North Yorkshire Moors Railway. This Steam Locomotive was origanly from The North Eastern Railway P3 2392
5699 was built at Crewe in April 1936 and named Galatea after HMS Galatea, which in turn was named after the Galatea of mythology. After nationalisation in 1948, it was renumbered 45699 by British Railways. On 16 August 1953, Galatea was derailed whilst hauling a passenger train at Wilnecote. The derailment was caused by a combination of defects on the locomotive itself, and the condition of the track. Despite the locomotive ending up on its side, only 2 people were reported injured and it was hardly damaged. She is seen here hauling the Scarborough Spa Express shortly after departing from Scarborough
5699 was built at Crewe in April 1936, and later renumbered 45699 by BR following nationalisation. In August 1953 Galatea was derailed and overturned whilst hauling a passenger train at Wilnecote. The locomotive was repaired and continued in service until being withdrawn by BR in 1964. Galatea is operated by West Coast Railways, she an Ex LMS Jubilee Class 4 - 6 - 0 designed by William Stanier. She hauls the Scarborough Spa Express on most Thursdays from June Onwards operating Carnforth to Scarborough
In winter of 1994 the SVR(H) Board announced the sale of 45690 Leander and 45699 Galatea to the family of Dr. Peter Beet. 45699 was still in ex-Barry condition when it left the Severn Valley Railway in 1994. 45699 was at Tyseley until 2002 when it was sold to the West Coast Railway Company and moved to Steamtown Carnforth where it was given a complete rebuild. This also included the manufacturing of a new middle driving wheel after the original was cut through after a shunting accident at Barry Island. Gallatea returned to steam in April 2013 and operates on the main line as part of the West Coast Railway fleet. Its mainline ticket is valid until 2020.