Little & Large 2: North Yorkshire Moors Railway DVD

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway first opened in 1836 as the Whitby and Pickering Railway, the railway was first planned in 1831 by George Stephenson as a means of opening up trade routes inland from the then important seaport of Whitby. The railway was first designed and built to be used by horse drawn carriages.
In 1845, the railway was acquired by the York and North Midland Railway who re-engineered the line to allow the use of steam locomotives. They also constructed the permanent stations and other structures along the line which still remain today.

Dr Beeching declared that the Whitby-Pickering line was uneconomic and listed it for closure, which took place in 1965. In 1967, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway Preservation Society was formed, and negotiations began for the purchase of the line. After running various Open Weekends and Steam Galas during the early 1970s the NYMRPS transformed itself into a Charitable Trust and became The North York Moors Historical Railway Trust Ltd.

Today, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is one of the UK's longest preserved railways, running a staggering 18 miles from Pickering to Grosmont with some services continuing to coastal town of Whitby. Steam trains run frequently calling at Pickering, Levisham, Newtondale Halt, Goathland and Grosmont passing through picturesque scenery across the North Yorkshire Moorland.

Over the past few years, several steam engines of all shapes and sizes have graced their presence along the 18 mile route. This DVD features several of those engines slogging their hearts out up the 1 in 49 gradient from Grosmont to Goathland and passing through the beautiful scenery the railway has to offer.

Some of the engines featured on the DVD include:
- LNER B1 No.61264
- LNER B1 No.61306 'Mayflower'
- LNER A4 No.60007 'Sir Nigel Gresley'
- LNER N2 No.1744
- LNER Q6 No.63395
- LMS 5MT No.44806
- LMS 5MT No.44871
- LMS 5MT No.45407 'The Lancashire Fusilier'
- LMS 5MT No.45428 'Eric Treacy'
- BR 4MT No.75029
- BR 9F No.92214 'Cock o' the North'
- SR S15 No.825
- GWR 28xx No.2807
- GWR Castle No.5029 'Nunney Castle'
- USATC S160 No.6046
- Lambton Tank 2-6-0T No.29
- 0-6-0ST Austerity WD132 'Sapper'
And many others.

Engines both little and large are witnessed hauling a range of passenger and freight services along the 18 mile route including trackside shots.

Several photo charters are featured on throughout the DVD these include freight charters with 2807, 75029 and WD132 'Sapper'.

The DVD lasts approx. 91 minutes and is available in UK PAL 16:9 Widescreen format only. The DVD is available for £12.95 which also includes free postage to all customers.

Below is a short trailer with some clips taken from the disc, please note due to upload restrictions the quality of the trailer may not reflect that of the DVD.

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Run Time: 91 Minutes

Total number of discs: 1 Disc

DVD Format: 16:9 Widescreen UK PAL DVD

Price: £12.95

DVD Release Date: 8th April 2015

 

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