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  • ‘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…

  • ‘Q6’ becomes ‘T2’ after North Eastern identity is restored

    ‘Q6’ becomes ‘T2’ after North Eastern identity is restored

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    THE North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group (NELPG) relaunched its Raven ‘Q6’ 0-8-0 No. 63395 on May 1 as North Eastern Railway ‘T2’ No. 2238 – all part of the locomotive’s centenary year commemorations.  The transformation has included repainting the loco into the NER livery the locomotive carried when it emerged from Darlington Works in December 1918. The…

  • Major lottery award for North Yorkshire Moors

    Major lottery award for North Yorkshire Moors

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    THE North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s (NYMR) £9.7million Yorkshire’s Magnificent Journey (YMJ) project has been successful in its bid for Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) support. The HLF cash award of £4.436m is one of the largest awarded to a preserved railway, and will allow the NYMR to start work on the various strands of a five-year…

  • Telly alert – Moors on Channel 5

    Telly alert – Moors on Channel 5

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    Channel 5’s television programme about the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) will air on Friday, May 17 at 8pm. Season two of ‘The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard’ will include six episodes, which will go behind the scenes of the NYMR, meeting the staff and volunteers that keep the railway on track. Episode one sees…

  • City of Wells sold to East Lancashire Railway after £320k fundraising success

    City of Wells sold to East Lancashire Railway after £320k fundraising success

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    Brighton-built ‘West Country’ Light Pacific No. 34092 City of Wells can officially call the East Lancashire Railway its permanent home.

  • Coming up in Issue 253 of HR: Pragmatic Preservation

    Coming up in Issue 253 of HR: Pragmatic Preservation

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    Gareth Evans talks to Chris Price, general manager of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, who shares his views on a range of issues affecting the sector – and also what he’s doing to ensure the future survival of Britain’s most popular heritage line. It’s 9am sharp and I’ve arrived at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s…

  • Maroon ‘S160’ returns to NYMR after overhaul

    Maroon ‘S160’ returns to NYMR after overhaul

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    BALDWIN ‘S160’ 2-8-0 No. 2253 has returned to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) after a major 2½-year rebuild by Northern Steam Engineering at Stockton.  It arrived at New Bridge Yard on February 13 sporting an attractive lined maroon livery.  On February 20 it was hauled from Pickering to Grosmont, where the overhaul will be completed…

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