Steam Locomotives and Heritage Railways

David Hollingworth | Eric Treacy

Eric Treacy

Ex LMS 5428 Eric Treacy 4 - 6 - 0 passing through the level crossing at NYMR Gromont Railway Station from Platform 4 to return to the Workshops for refueling. This wide angle image captures the power of the steam engine, a reputation of the Black Fives
David Hollingworth | 1501 GWR Pannier

1501 GWR Pannier

1501 Has been restored and is now she is operational of the heritage railways in the Uk, this year she is visiting the North Yorkshire Moors Railway taking part in the Autumn Steam Gala , seen here climbing up from Becks Hole about to pass under Darnholm Bridge.
David Hollingworth | 4 - 4 - 0  Repton

4 - 4 - 0 Repton

Designed by Richard Maunsell for the Southern Railway in 1930, the V Class - better known as the Schools Class as all locomotives were named after English public schools - was intended to meet a need for an intermediate passenger locomotive for routes needed power, Repton is owned by The North Yorkshire Moors Railway wher she is taking part in the Railway's 2017 Autumn Gala she can be seen crossing the North Yorkshire Moors
David Hollingworth | When Repton met Daisy

When Repton met Daisy

Steam Locomotive Schools Class Repton waiting for Daisy the scenic Diesil Multiple Unit to pull on to the Platform so she may depart with the 12:30 Hrs service from Grosmont to Pickering on the NYMR heritage Railway.
David Hollingworth | Repton


By 1928 the Southern Railway was well served by large 4-6-0 express passenger locomotives, but there was an urgent need for a class to fulfill intermediate roles throughout the system. Maunsell’s previous attempt at developing his predecessor’s L class for this task had proven a disappointment, and the Drummond D15 and L12 classes were approaching the end of their useful lives on these services. An entirely new secondary express passenger locomotive was required to operate over the main lines throughout the system including those that had relatively short turntables.
David Hollingworth | 40's Railway Station

40's Railway Station

Pickering Railway Station preserved as a replica of a typical 1940 period Railway Station, the Station is the headquarters of the Historical, Heritage Railway North Yorkshire Moors Railway
David Hollingworth | Sir Nigel Gresley 1

Sir Nigel Gresley 1

Sir Nigel Gresley in her last year on operational duties before going to the National Railway Musuem for a refit. This Photograph was taken at Grosmont Station on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway
David Hollingworth | Golden Arrow

Golden Arrow

Ex Southern Region 4 - 6 - 2 Bullied Pacific City of Wells No. 34092 waiting at Grosmont Station to haul the 09:30 Hrs service to Pickering on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway
David Hollingworth | City of Wells 2

City of Wells 2

Ex Southern Region 4 - 6 - 2 Bullied Pacific City of Wells No. 34092 passing through Fen Bog en route to Grosmont on the return journey of this special event with The City of Wells on the North Yorkshire Moors Heritage Railway
David Hollingworth | Grosmont Arrival

Grosmont Arrival

Steam Locomotive NER J27 P3 Arrives from Whitby at Grosmont en Route to Pickering on the North Yorks Moors Railways Heritage Line
David Hollingworth | J27 at Grosmont Station

J27 at Grosmont Station

J 27 shunts down passing by Platform 3 at Grosmont Station to collect the carriages for the next departure to Pickering on The North Yorkshire Moors Railway. This Steam Locomotive was origanly from The North Eastern Railway P3 2392
David Hollingworth | Galatea Departure

Galatea Departure

5699 was built at Crewe in April 1936 and named Galatea after HMS Galatea, which in turn was named after the Galatea of mythology. After nationalisation in 1948, it was renumbered 45699 by British Railways. On 16 August 1953, Galatea was derailed whilst hauling a passenger train at Wilnecote. The derailment was caused by a combination of defects on the locomotive itself, and the condition of the track. Despite the locomotive ending up on its side, only 2 people were reported injured and it was hardly damaged. She is seen here hauling the Scarborough Spa Express shortly after departing from Scarborough
David Hollingworth | Steam Locomotive Galetea

Steam Locomotive Galetea

5699 was built at Crewe in April 1936, and later renumbered 45699 by BR following nationalisation. In August 1953 Galatea was derailed and overturned whilst hauling a passenger train at Wilnecote. The locomotive was repaired and continued in service until being withdrawn by BR in 1964. Galatea is operated by West Coast Railways, she an Ex LMS Jubilee Class 4 - 6 - 0 designed by William Stanier. She hauls the Scarborough Spa Express on most Thursdays from June Onwards operating Carnforth to Scarborough
David Hollingworth | The Scarborough Spa Express - Galatea Departure

The Scarborough Spa Express - Galatea Departure

In winter of 1994 the SVR(H) Board announced the sale of 45690 Leander and 45699 Galatea to the family of Dr. Peter Beet. 45699 was still in ex-Barry condition when it left the Severn Valley Railway in 1994. 45699 was at Tyseley until 2002 when it was sold to the West Coast Railway Company and moved to Steamtown Carnforth where it was given a complete rebuild. This also included the manufacturing of a new middle driving wheel after the original was cut through after a shunting accident at Barry Island. Gallatea returned to steam in April 2013 and operates on the main line as part of the West Coast Railway fleet. Its mainline ticket is valid until 2020.
David Hollingworth | Day Trip To Scarborough

Day Trip To Scarborough

West Coast Railways operated a weekly excursion from Carnforth, Lancashire to Scarborough on the East Coat of North Yorkshire. Today the Train was hauled by Galatea an Ex LMS Jubilee Class 4 - 6 - 0, designed by William Stanier, entered service 1936
David Hollingworth | Repton in Winter

Repton in Winter

Repton was Restored at Eastleigh, entering Service May 1934 and was withdrawn 30th December 1962 at Basingstoke. Where she was renovated - Repton was donated by her purchaser to Steamtown USA in Vermont, who in turn loaned her to the Cape Breton Steam Railway in Canada. Some modifications were made to her to satisfy US/Canadian running requirements, most notably a high-sided coal tender - though this pattern of tender had been seen on other Schools in BR service. Now she is the 'lead' locomotive based at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway
David Hollingworth | B1 Arrival From Whitby

B1 Arrival From Whitby

No.1264 B1 arriving at Platform Two at Grosmont Station from Whitby as part of the NYMR 2019 Steam Gala No. 61264 was completed and entered traffic on 5th December 1947. Used on the many express passenger services between Nottingham, Leicester and London (Marylebone), 61264 was withdrawn in November 1965. Rather than being scrapped immediately, the loco became Departmental no. 29 and was allocated to stationary boiler duties, still at Colwick., now part of the NYMR Home Fleet
David Hollingworth | Grosmont Line Up

Grosmont Line Up

BR Std 4mt 76079 (Pocket Rocket) 2 - 6 - 0 awaits instuctions along with Lamberton Colliery No 29, 0 - 6 - 2T at Grosmont Station while taking part in the 2019 Steam Gala on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway
David Hollingworth | Letting Off Steam

Letting Off Steam

Southern Region 825 Class S15 opens up the Steam Valve as she departs Goathland Station on the North Yorkshite Moors Heritagr Railway 25 was built in April 1927 at Eastleigh works near Southampton and along with most of the class was allocated to Feltham. By the time of nationalisation she was based at Exeter Junction before moving to Salisbury in 1951 and remaining there until withdrawn in January 1964.
David Hollingworth | Daisy


The Iconic Daisy NYMR Diesel Multiple Unit pulls onto Platform 3 at Grosmont Station with the 10:30 Hours Pickering Departure. A superb example of an earlier example of amongst the first passenger Diesel Locomotives to come into Servies
David Hollingworth | Tom Clift

Tom Clift

BR Class 26 BRCW Bo-Bo Preserved LocomotivesLocomotive Class 26 locomotives were built by the Birmingham Carriage & Wagon Company from 1958-1959. Seen here just outside Grosmont Station was seen on shunting service to collect some Carriages and take them to a convienant siding. Class 26 Diesel-Electrics are powered by Sulzer diesel engines and Crompton-Parkinson electric transmission motors. Class 26 locos weigh 72-75 tonnes and have a maximum speed of 75 mph Contemporary and Heritage-Preserved, Diesel, Diesel-Electric and Electric Locomotives Tom Clift is Seen just south of Grosmont Station On the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.
David Hollingworth | Andania at NYMR

Andania at NYMR

200 of the Class 40 diesel-electric locomotives were built by English Electric at the Vulcan Foundry, Newton-le-Willows & Robert Stephenson & hawthorn, Darlington between 1958 and 1962. At one time they were the pride of the British Rail early diesel fleet and I remember them well on the North-West mainline roaring through Wigan and Warrington and pas Newton-le-Willows were some were built. After their initial success, by the time the last of the 200 were entering service they were already being replaced on some top-link duties by more powerful diesel and electric locomotives. On relegation from mainline express passenger uses, they ended up doing more 'local' passenger and freight services where they worked for many years, before retirement from regular service by 1985. At the time of writing ther are appox 20 in operation. So one could say that Andania is the stat of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (Heritage Railway) Diesel 2016 Gala, here she can be seen at Grosmont Station
David Hollingworth | 92 Squardon

92 Squardon

Ex Br Bullied Pacific, Battle of Britain Class 92 Sqadron 4 - 6 - 2 passing over the level crossing at Grosmont Station en route to Pickering as part of NYMR 2018 Steam Gala
David Hollingworth | Black Five 44806

Black Five 44806

Originally numbered 4806 by the LMS, it had 40000 added to its number under British Railways after nationalisation in 1948. 44806 was one of the last locomotives to be withdrawn from service, surviving until 1968, the last year of steam on British Railways. 44806 was an early candidate for preservation, moving directly from BR to the Steamtown collection at Carnforth, where it was housed in the same locomotive depot where steam's final fires had been dropped only recently. This meant that it was not subjected to the years of neglect and parts-stripping at Woodham Brothers scrapyard in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales which was the fate of many. This Image was taken on Day two of the North Yorkshire Moors Railways Wartime Weekend at Grosmont Station.
David Hollingworth | 61264 Departs Grosmont

61264 Departs Grosmont

Luck was on her side: 61264 was sold to Woodham Brothers scrapyard, Barry Island, the only former LNER locomotive to be sent to Barry. By the time the locomotive was rescued from scrap in 1973, the 83rd engine to leave Barry, it was last surviving ex-LNER locomotive not preserved. 61264 is one of two surviving Thompson Class B1s, but the only LNER-built example, the other being BR-built 61306 Mayflower.
David Hollingworth | Double Header

Double Header

Steam Locomotives 7714 and 5519 head up a Grosmont to Pickering departure sighted as they passed through Moorgates taking part in the 2017 Autumn Steam Gala on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.
David Hollingworth | Steam Locomotive Repton

Steam Locomotive Repton

'Repton' No 926 Southern Region Class V Schools 4 - 4 -0 , makes Steam as she leaves Grosmont Station on a Run Around to Grosmont Sheds. Designed by Richard Mansell and Built in Eastleigh she entered service in May 1934 and withdrown on the 30th December 1962.
David Hollingworth | Class 02           0 - 6- 2T No 85

Class 02 0 - 6- 2T No 85

No. 85 was built in 1899 by Neilson Reid for the Taff Vale Railway, which connected the Cardiff area with the coal mining industry located a few miles to the north. When the Taff Vale Railway was taken over by the GWR in 1922 the engine soon became surplus to requirements as the GWR had a policy of standardisation. In 1927 the engine was withdrawn
David Hollingworth | Keighley Railway Station

Keighley Railway Station

Looking down Platforms 3 & 4 towards The Worth Valley, the Location of the Iconic Film The Railway Children on The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.
David Hollingworth | Ex LMS Jubilee Class

Ex LMS Jubilee Class

Taking on Water ar Keighley Railway Station prior to haulinh the 12:55 Departure to Owenhope stopping at alll stations feature in the Classic Film The Railway Station.
David Hollingworth | The Royal Scot 2

The Royal Scot 2

The Royal Scot Class 4 - 6 - 0 is a express passenger steam locomotive running for a short period on the NYMR she is pictured here at the Trout Farm just north of Pickering, North Yorkshire. Royal Scot was renumbered 46100 from her original 6100 by British Railways following the nationalisation of the railways in 1948. She, along with other members of the class, was rebuilt by British Railways in 1950 with a new tapered design boiler. She went on to serve another 12 years in traffic on the West Coast Main Line before being retired from service in Nottingham in October 1962.
David Hollingworth | 78022 & 4144 Double Headed Departure

78022 & 4144 Double Headed Departure

12:05 Departure is being hauled by Steam Locomotives 4144 and 78022 from Keighley stopping at all Stations en route to Oxenthorpe to the delight of fellow photographers and Steam Buffs lining the route
David Hollingworth | On Guard

On Guard

On Board a guards Van they start them Young one of KWVR Guards takes on Board a Young Man to teach him the ropes on board the Goods Train operating a shuttle service through the Steam Gala.
David Hollingworth | Ex Midlands Railways 4F 0 - 6 - 0

Ex Midlands Railways 4F 0 - 6 - 0

No. 3924 entered service in 1920 and of the 4 members of the class preserved, is the only built by the MR. It was numbered 43924 on nationalisation and was finally withdrawn by British Railways in June 1965, being sold to Woodham Bros. of Barry in South Wales. Taking part in KWVR Steam Gala 2020
David Hollingworth | Great Western Loco 4144

Great Western Loco 4144

4144 was built at Swindon in September 1946 and withdrawn, from Severn Tunnel Junction depot, in March 1965, being sent to Woodham Bros. of Barry for cutting up. It survived there until it was bought jointly by the Society and one of its members in 1974. Its rebuild was completed in 1997 and it was used on the “Steam on the Met” in 1998. Seen here at the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway'2020 Steam Gala prior to Haulingn 13:50 hrs departure to Oxenhope
David Hollingworth | Star of the Show

Star of the Show

The star of the Show Taff Valley Railways 0 - 6 - 2T Tank Engine No 85, trundles back into Keighley Railway Station with a Goods Train as part of the 2020 Steam Gala
David Hollingworth | Steaming In

Steaming In

Steam Locomotive Class K1 No. 62005 pulling into Platform 3 at Grosmont station on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway while taking part in the NELPG Gala Day on the Railway
David Hollingworth | 92 Squardon

92 Squardon

Ex Br Bullied Pacific, Battle of Britain Class 92 Sqadron 4 - 6 - 2 passing over the level crossing at Grosmont Station en route to Pickering as part of NYMR 2018 Steam Gala
David Hollingworth | Q6


The Q6 was an unglamorous freight workhorse that plied the tracks of the north east of England for 50 years. Remarkably, along with the class J27s, it was one of the very few pre-Grouping steam locomotives to survive right up to the end of steam on British Railways. Owned now by North Easteeern Locomotive Group Photographed Taking part in their 50th Anniversary Gala departing frpm Grosmount Station hauling the NYMR Pullman Dining Service,
David Hollingworth | Battle of Britan Claas - 92 Squadron

Battle of Britan Claas - 92 Squadron

92 Squadron was Built Sep. 1948. Unrebuilt. Withdrawn August 1964. Sold to Woodhams, Barry, but purchased from them for preservation in autumn 1973. Arrived at Wansford 7 December 1976, and underwent restoration until c 1998 when it was ready for service. 19 May 2010. Returned to Wansford for heavy overhaul.which was in progress in March 2011. She is photographed crossing Crossgates in the North Yorkshire Moors taking part in the NYMR 2018 Steam Gala..
David Hollingworth | Everyone get in the Mood

Everyone get in the Mood

One of the Reeantors posing for Photographs on the Footplate on this Great Western Steam Locomotive at the NYMR Wartime Weekend at Grosmount Station. Could you just see this on the Main Line me thinks not
David Hollingworth | Nunney Castle

Nunney Castle

Caught doing a spot of shunting at Grosmont Statrion during the NYMR Wartime weekend, this Great Western Locomotive came up to the NYMR for their Steam Festival and has stayed for the Wartime Weekend
David Hollingworth | Sir Nigel Gresley

Sir Nigel Gresley

The Iconic Pacific Class Steam Locomotive 60007 lays idle in the North Yorkshire Moors Railways Workshop sidings waiting to be transported to the National Railway Museum at York to be overalled, sadly Missed