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19. A trip on The Esk Valley Whitby-Middlesbrough Railway Line - A great scenic run

A BIG PICTURE SEQUENCE of the Esk Valley Line


Whitby Station by the harbour for the Northern Rail diesel multiple unit trains up the Esk Valley and all stations to Middlesbrough.

Whitby Station by the harbour for the Northern Rail diesel multiple unit trains up the Esk Valley and all stations to Middlesbrough. Whitby station has a travel centre where you can get all the timetables for the Northern Rail Esk Valley Line (Whitby Middlesbrough) and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (Whitby-Grosmont-Goathland-Pickering).

 

The line (on the left) to Middlesbrough follows the River Esk upstream as it enters the harbour, with views of St Mary's Church and Whitby Abbey on the horizon.

The line (on the left) to Middlesbrough follows the River Esk upstream as it enters the harbour, with views of St Mary's Church and Whitby Abbey on the horizon.

 

The line (centre) snakes its way up the River Esk Valley, here just after Lealholm the line passes the 'entrances' to Great Fryup Dale (top left) and Little Fryup Dale (top right)

The line (centre) snakes its way up the River Esk Valley, here just after Lealholm the line passes the 'entrances' to Great Fryup Dale (top left) and Little Fryup Dale (top right)

 

The train passing over the River Esk near Danby Lodge, a North Yorkshire Moors National Park Centre (right).

The train passing over the River Esk near Danby Lodge, a North Yorkshire Moors National Park Centre (right).

 

Train approaching Castleton station by Danby Park Wood, in the distance is Castleton Village on the ridge road south to Ralph Cross, Blakey Ridge and Hutton-le-Hole.

Train approaching Castleton station by Danby Park Wood, in the distance is Castleton Village on the ridge road south to Ralph Cross, Blakey Ridge and Hutton-le-Hole.

 

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway are allowed to run a few Grosmont-Battersby steam trains in the summer. Here steam locomotive 75029 is heading out of Castleton for Grosmont.

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway are allowed to run a few Grosmont-Battersby steam trains in the summer. Here steam locomotive 75029 is heading out of Castleton for Grosmont.

 

Approaching Commondale.

Approaching Commondale.

 

Heading for Kildale with the quiet and lonely Sleddale in the distant right of the picture.

Northern Rail train heading for Kildale with the quiet and lonely Sleddale in the distant right of the picture.

 

The rocks above Kildale are clearly seen from the train, a favourite haunt of local rock climbers.

The rocks above Kildale are clearly seen from the train, a favourite haunt of local rock climbers.

 

Approaching Battersby with the Cleveland Hills in the background.

Approaching Battersby with the Cleveland Hills in the background.

 

Approaching Battersby with the Cleveland Hills in the background. The trains goes into Battersby station, then comes out the same way and curves round to Great Ayton and then onto Middlesbrough on Teesside.

Approaching Battersby with the Cleveland Hills in the background. The trains goes into Battersby station, then comes out the same way and curves round to Great Ayton and then onto Middlesbrough on Teesside.

A BIG PICTURE SEQUENCE of the Esk Valley Line

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