North Yorkshire Moors Railway

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Pickering, England

North Yorkshire Moors Railway Pickering Reviews

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Tangled history, great route Aug 29, 2010
This railway, unlike many preserved railways, was a part of the national rail network for most of its existence.

it started as the Whitby and Pickering Railway from 1832 to 1845, when George Stephenson was the advising engineer. After spells as part of the York and North Midland Railway (1845-54), the North Eastern Railway (1854 -1923) and the London and North Eastern Railway (1923 - 1948) it became part of the nationalised British Railways in 1948. In the 1960s a Dr Beeching drew up a report advising the government to axe any number of railway lines. This was one.

Fortunately it started a new life under its present name in 1973. It runs from a much restored station in Pickering through the North York Moors National Park to Grosmont (connection for Whitby). i have only been on it as far as Goathland but it is a real pleasure to travel as it goes where no road an be seen and we were lucky enough to see a fallow deer stag.
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