NYMR (North Yorkshire Moors Railway)

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Birch Hall Inn
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Inspirational Beck Hole
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Enjoy the thrill of Steam on the North Yorkshre Moors Railway


 How to find Beck Hole from the Railway


The North York Moors Railway from Pickering on the southern edge of the Moors north to Grosmont, where it links with the BR Middlesbrough to Whitby service. The NYMR operates both steam and diesel trains, with some connections from through services via Middlesbrough, and runs through superb moors scenery and, with its origins going back to 1832, it is one of the oldest railways in the north of England.

Grosmont village is hemmed in by high hills; most road approaches are either very narrow or have steep gradients (up to 33%). The station has three platforms, two for the Pickering line and one for the Esk valley line.

Trains for Goathland cross the river by an impressive stone bridge and then pass through a tunnel to emerge at Lease Rigg; then begins the 2%-gradient climb to Goathland.

The remaining part of the journey is less steep but continues to pass through equally scenic landscapes, taking in Needle Point, Skelton Tower, and Farwath on the route to Pickering.

The Moorsbus also links with the NYM Railway as well as offering a pleasant alternative means of transport to many destinations on the North York Moors. The bus service visits many of the moors villages including those with National Park Visitor Centres.

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway provides some 18 Miles of preserved steam railway running through the spectacular scenery of the North Yorkshire Moors.

The line is owned by the North York Moors Historical Railway Trust who have run the line as a living museum since 1974.