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The Pocket Rocket


Simmering at Grosmont waiting to leave for Pickering on the North Yorkshire Moors railway. 76079 is  one of the British Railways Standard Design Moguls, built at Horwich works in 1957. Withdrawn at the end of steam it eventually ended  in Southport Steamport in 1974. Later on it was rebuilt in Liverpool, it is now owned by Ian Riley and spends much of its time on the NYMR .

The Pocket Rocket


Simmering at Grosmont waiting to leave for Pickering on the North Yorkshire Moors railway. 76079 is  one of the British Railways Standard Design Moguls, built at Horwich works in 1957. Withdrawn at the end of steam it eventually ended  in Southport Steamport in 1974. Later on it was rebuilt in Liverpool, it is now owned by Ian Riley and spends much of its time on the NYMR .

comments (7)

Superbo! Love the NYMR, the scenery is stunning
  • Chris
  • England
  • 5 May 2010, 07:48
A lovely picture Les. These locomotives will forever remind me of the Southern and the S&D
Les Auld: Great, and very useful, engines Chris, thanks for the comment.
Excellent shot Les, nothing to date it as modern at all.
Les Auld: This time I managed to keep the hoi poloi out of the picture, thanks for the comment Brian. I see you have been around the Swanage line, another great little railway, a few years since I was there.
I remember going to Whitby when I was just a little girl.lol.
Good capture Lessmile
Les Auld: Thanks you Linda, it is a grand part of the country.
Lovely shot Les..Spent a winter holiday in that area back in the 70s..beautiful country.
Les Auld: I did not realise how good the countryside there is until I rode on the train Ron, just grand. Thanks for the comment.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 5 May 2010, 17:55
It feels like its from an era long ago, Les!
Les Auld: It does indeed Ginnie, but the crowds who surround it are terribly modern. Thanks for the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 5 May 2010, 20:23
Ok, so this guy bought the engine and wagons and hangs around on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.
Is this NYMR a public line serviced by BR? If so, does his runs have any commercial value? Passengers, tourists, etc. I gather that he should fit in with a schedule if he wants to go somewhere. And that using the rails should cost some money as well.
Makes me tink - definitely.
Les Auld: Ian Riley seems to be a millionaire with a few engines and a locomotive works as well. The NYMR is a heritage line not a public service, but it does run local trains throughout the summer. BR no longer exists as the railways were privatised some years ago and there are several operators now. Thanks for the comment.

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