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The North Yorkshire Moors Railway runs for a total distance of 18 miles from Pickering to Grosmont, with some services travelling a further 6 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.

The locomotive: LMS 5MT No.45428 ‘Eric Treacy’:

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 1 of the 842 class members to be built, today, just 18 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.

For the main 2019 season, ‘Eric Treacy’ was turned to face north, join the crew of the 9:25am service hauled by ‘Eric Treacy’ as they tackle the gradients from Pickering to Grosmont, including the 1 in 49 gradient near Newtondale Halt. Travelling north, the NYMR climbs from Pickering 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 prospective.

Whilst watching the DVD, you’re able to follow ‘Eric Treacy’ from a series of different angles including onboard the footplate, both the driver and fireman’s views, the front lamp bracket and from the motion gear.

Footage is also included from the lineside showcasing ‘Eric Treacy’ from several different viewpoints, travelling north from Pickering to Grosmont.

Product Overview:

This product 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. The DVD & Blu-Ray lasts approximately 73 minutes and is available in UK 16:9 widescreen format only.

Footplate filming took place on the 4th August 2019.

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DVD, Blu-Ray