Grosmont - Goathland - Newtondale Halt - Levisham - Pickering
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway runs for a total distance of eighteen miles from Pickering to Grosmont, with some services travelling a further six miles to Whitby. Alongside the challenging gradients, which are guaranteed to challenge any locomotive, the NYMR travels through the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, offering passengers stunning views. The NYMR has become one of the most popular heritage railways in the UK, carrying over 350,000 passengers per year.
LMS 5MT No.45428 'Eric Treacy' is one of the steam engines currently in operation at the NYMR. Built in 1937 at Armstrong Whitworth & Company in Newcastle, 'Eric Treacy' was one of the 842 class members to be built, today, just eighteen are preserved. LMS 5MT No.45428 spent a period of its working life based at Leeds Holbeck shed where it would have been allocated to summer excursions to Whitby via York and Pickering. LMS 5MT No.45428 moved to the NYMR in 1967 and has become a popular engine on the railway, the engine returned to steam in 2018 after its most recent overhaul at Grosmont.
Filmed in October 2019, join the crew of the 12:30pm 'Moorlander' dining service, hauled by 'Eric Treacy' as they tackle the gradients from Grosmont to Pickering, including the famous 1 in 49 gradient from Grosmont to Goathland. Travelling south, the NYMR climbs from Grosmont through to Goathland Summit, 532 feet above sea level. Using new technology and filmed in 4K, you're able to witness 'Eric Treacy' working hard through the North Yorkshire Moors National Park from a whole new perspective.
Whilst watching this Blu-ray, you're able to follow 'Eric Treacy' from a series of different angles including onboard the footplate, the driver's cab window, the front lamp bracket and from the motion gear. Footage is also included from the lineside showcasing 'Eric Treacy' at several different viewpoints, travelling south from Grosmont to Pickering.
This Blu-ray features no commentary, allowing you to fully appreciate the sound of the steam locomotive working hard. Short titles are included throughout informing you of key locations and gradients. Footplate filming took place on the 5th October 2019.
Produced by - Steaming Around Yorkshire
Running time - 82 minutes (1 disc)
Format - 16:9 Widescreen UK PAL
Blu-ray and DVD
Released - July 2020