16th & 17th August 2008
Below are a modest selection of pictures and video from an absolutely extraordinary weekend at the NYMR.
Saturday’s weather was dull for the most part and Sunday began very wet indeed.
But things were about to brighten up as I wandered onto Grosmont’s platform 4 intending to observe
the departure of the12.30 service for Pickering.
Blissfully unaware at this point that my son Ben was about to sprung the biggest surprise of my life…
My 60th Birthday present! .. Grosmont to Pickering and return, on the footplate of 60007 ‘Sir Nigel Gresley’!
With only a minute to spare I climbed aboard almost speechless and a little emotional...WOW!
Grateful thanks to Charlie and the crew of 60007 Dave, David and John.
And to my son Ben for springing on me the most unforgettable birthday surprise.
North Yorkshire Moors
LNER Festival 2008
Soaking wet but loving every minute
So hugely enjoyable was our three day visit to NYMR,
that by late Sunday afternoon it was with great reluctance that we left for
Despite the weather our spirits weren’t at all dampened. To be entertained by such an impressive line up of eminent steam locomotives
was a experience I will remember for some considerable time. Well done and thank you to all at the North Yorkshire Moors.
Below are a few random pictures from a mostly very damp Friday the 28th.