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 50th Masham Steam Engine Rally

This weekend sees the 50th annual Masham Steam Engine Rally in North Yorkshire.

The fair which began in 1965 saw over forty steam traction engines, thirty miniature steam engines and displayed commercial vehicles, vintage and classic cars and tractors to the hundreds of visitors who attended the weekend long event.

 

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Steaming

The world record breaking Class 4 locomotive ‘Mallard’ was pulled, under steam, by her sister locomotive ‘Union of South Africa’ earlier today as they made the journey from National Railway Museum in York to their other site, the National Railway Museum in Shildon (called Locomotive) in County Durham.

The journey to Shildon comes in advance of the final reunion of all six of the surviving A4 locomotives; Mallard, Union of South Africa, Dominion of Canada, Bittern, Sir Nigel Gresley and Dwight D Eisenhower as part of the Mallard 75 – The Great Goodbye commemorations held by the museums.

On the third of July 1938 Mallard became the world’s fastest steam locomotive recording a speed of 126mph on the East Coast main line.

Here’s a few from a wet and wild day today…

Mallard arrives at NRM Shildon

Mallard arrives at NRM Shildon

Mallard arrives at NRM Shildon

Mallard arrives at NRM Shildon

Mallard arrives at NRM Shildon

Mallard arrives at NRM Shildon

 

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