Autumn Steam

It was full steam ahead this weekend as visitors and rail enthusiasts came to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway to enjoy the Autumn Steam Weekend. The line runs from Pickering to Whitby and is one of the most picturesque railways that still has steam locomotives running. I headed to the village of Grosmont to see what they were getting steamed up about…

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Behind the Scenes – The NYMR

A look at the hard work that goes on behind the scenes with the dedicated volunteers, staff, firemen and drivers at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway who start each day at 5am at the engine sheds in Grosmont to ensure that all the steam locomotives used are fired up and ready to go and are in tip top condition and fully ready to carry passengers on this historic Yorkshire railway.

I went on assignment for Getty Images to look at some of the preparations that were taking place ahead of the Autumn Steam Gala that runs from tomorrow, Friday 25 September and continues over the weekend…

 

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The engine shed

Work continued in earnest this morning at the engine sheds of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway in the small Yorkshire village of Grosmont. The work was to prepare the steam locomotives ‘Chiru‘ and ‘Eric Treacy‘ for a short ceremony to mark the construction of a second platform at Whitby train station. This second platform will now provide passengers with more options for travel to reach the popular Yorkshire seaside town.

Whitby is at the end of the line on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. This hugely popular railway remains the only heritage railway in the UK that runs over both the Network Rail lines and the heritage line. The line runs for 18 miles between Pickering and Grosmont Stations, and then for a further 6 miles to Whitby. It was first opened in 1836 as the Whitby and Pickering Railway and was planned in 1831 by George Stephenson as a way of opening up further trade routes from the sea port of Whitby.

The two locomotives arrived in Whitby station, under steam, before moving into position side by side – the first time this has happened at Whitby in half a century.

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TECHNICAL STUFF: All photographs in this set were made with a Leica M9 with a 50mm f2 Summicron lens and a Fuji X Pro 1 with an f2 18mm (28mm equivalent) lens. Editing and black and white conversion was carried out using Lightroom 5.5

 

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