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  • All Aboard for Channel 5’s North Yorkshire Moors Railway

    All Aboard for Channel 5’s North Yorkshire Moors Railway

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    The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is due to return to our TV screens on Friday, February 21 at 8pm in the first part of new series on Channel 5.

  • ‘King’, ‘A4’ and debutant ‘9F’ steal show at Moors line gala spectacular

    ‘King’, ‘A4’ and debutant ‘9F’ steal show at Moors line gala spectacular

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    THE North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) pulled off what might be regarded as one of the biggest steam galas of the 2000s on September 27-29, which not only featured a hugely impressive locomotive line-up, but also illustrated how far the line’s motive power department has come in a relatively short timeframe. It was only in…

  • Lambton No. 29 ready for North Yorks Moors gala

    Lambton No. 29 ready for North Yorks Moors gala

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    EX-Lambton, Hetton & Joicey Collieries Kitson 0-6-2T No. 29 (4263/1904) was undergoing final painting at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s Grosmont works in mid-September prior to its appearance at the railway’s Autumn Steam Gala.  The latest version of the LH&JC livery is more historically accurate than the loco’s previous guise, with the Lambton Locomotives Trust having…

  • Single-chimney ‘9F’ ready for traffic at North Yorks

    Single-chimney ‘9F’ ready for traffic at North Yorks

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    NEWLY restored BR ‘9F’ No. 92134 has steamed again at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s Grosmont workshops, almost four decades after it left Barry Scrapyard for restoration. Howard Self’s single-chimney 2-10-0 was coupled to the borrowed ‘BR1G’ tender from Wansford-based ‘5MT’ No. 73050 City of Peterborough’ It was lit up for the first time on September 6…

  • Overhauled ‘S160’ and ‘S15’ begin running-in at NYMR

    Overhauled ‘S160’ and ‘S15’ begin running-in at NYMR

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    RUNNING-IN of two North Yorkshire Moors Railway-based locomotives is underway following the completion of their respective overhauls.  Peter Best’s former United States Army Transport Corps ‘S160’ 2-8-0 No. 2253 Omaha began the process of testing and acceptance on July 30, just two weeks after making its first independent post-overhaul movements on July 17. As might be…

  • Lambton No. 29 set for NYMR return

    Lambton No. 29 set for NYMR return

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    AN IMMINENT return to service is on the cards for Lambton, Hetton & Joicey Collieries Kitson 0-6-2T No. 29 (4263/1904) as its overhaul nears completion at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s Grosmont works. The popular loco has been out of service since late-2014 when a crack was discovered in its cylinder block. A new cylinder…

  • First moves for ‘S160’ at Grosmont

    First moves for ‘S160’ at Grosmont

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    Former United States Army Transport Corps ‘S160’ 2-8-0 No. 2253 Omaha has made its first post-overhaul moves at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. The comeback did not come without its difficulties.  The loco’s air pump could not be made to work properly in spite of the best efforts of recognised expert Len Pullinger, resulting in…

  • North Yorks Moors set for ‘S15’ comeback

    North Yorks Moors set for ‘S15’ comeback

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    ESSEX Locomotive Society-owned Southern ‘S15’ No. 825 could be undergoing its post-overhaul trials at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway by the time this issue of The RM goes on sale. At the time of writing work was well into the final stages of the Maunsell 4-6-0’s 10-yearly overhaul.  By the second week of July the…

  • ‘S160’ named in honour of D-Day heroes

    ‘S160’ named in honour of D-Day heroes

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    EX-United States Army Transport Corps ‘S160’ 2-8-0 No. 2253 has been named Omaha in honour of the British and Allied servicemen that took part in the D-Day landings 75 years ago. The Baldwin-built locomotive is currently in the final stages of overhaul at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and received its new nameplates and commemorative plaque…

  • ‘King’ and ‘A4’ to head 15-engine North Yorkshire Autumn Steam Gala

    ‘King’ and ‘A4’ to head 15-engine North Yorkshire Autumn Steam Gala

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    Didcot’s GWR ‘King’ No. 6023 King Edward II will break new ground for the class this autumn when it takes a starring role in the North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s (NYMR) September 27-29 Autumn Steam Gala alongside ‘A4’ Union of South Africa. The visit will mark the BR blue Collett 4-6-0’s first foray north of the Midlands…

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