Photographer's Note

Today’s post is another change from me. I can’t pretend to be a steam train enthusiast, but we started our Saturday’s walk at the village of Grosmont on the North Yorkshire Moors, approximately 25 minutes drive away from home, and it is the northern terminus of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR). It seemed rude not to join the enthusiastic photographers in taking pictures :o)
The 18 mile long steam railway of the NYMR is a private trust that carries upwards of 200,000 passengers a year and links Grosmont with Pickering. Re-opened in 1973 it follows the route of the 19th century line that originally connected to Whitby.
Many of the UK’s lines were closed in 1962 by the infamous Transport Minister of the time, Dr Beeching, and steam engines disappeared in 1967. It is thanks to enthusiasts in various parts of the country that have opened lines such as this one for people to experience the steam heritage. Incidentally it was in the northeast of England where rail travel began in the 19th century.
I have two similar shots of this train and have had great difficulty deciding which one to post, so I have put one in the WS.
The one I chose as the main one is because it had just set off and was moving: the only person superfluous to the shot is a workman: the people looking out of the windows improve the composition I think. One downside is the signal apparatus on the right might be a distraction. For the Ws version, again there is a workman in shot but also someone’s head: there is inclusion of part of a station building complete with Union Flag bunting: there are the moors in the background. I think technicalities are pretty much equal between the two. So I leave it to you to decide which one is best.
I have tried to find details of the engine without success, so if anyone knows anything about it please start a thread.
edit: 76079 is a BR Standard Class 4 MT That means absolutely nothing to me but it might mean something to some of you :o)

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