Monday 7 August 2023

On the North Yorkshire Moors, 23rd May 2023 part 4: Steam


9F 92134 arriving at Pickering with the ECS for the first train of the day.

92134 at Grosmont in the afternoon, about to handover to 31128, which worked the train onward to Whitby. It had completed winter maintenance earlier in the month. Compare with my previous visit in 1982.

Q6 63395 suffered a right hand cylinder failure, and the repair or replacement is now the subject of an appeal.

Other locomotives in the running shed were 76079 and 30926 Repton.

5428 (45428) Eric Treacy was receiving attention involving the smokebox door.

The locomotive subsequently returned to traffic on the Whitby section.