North Yorkshire Moors Railway

We finally did it, we took a trip with the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. It’s been on my list of things to do for a long time, and it was a fantastic experience.

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway operates a fleet of steam engines and diesel locomotives. For our journey we started in Pickering, boarding a diesel powered train, and then at some point during the trip to Whitby the diesel train was switched with a steam engine. We quickly realised this had taken place when we heard the noise, the whistle and the smoke out of the windows. There’s no mistaking it.

The journey from Pickering to Whitby took roughly one hour and forty minutes. The carriages were wonderful, and it did feel like stepping back in time. A far cry from todays cramped and packed trains. The seating was comfy and allowed us to relax and enjoy the stunning views of the North Yorkshire Moors out of the window.

Once we reached Whitby we had around three hours before we had to board our train back to Pickering. We made short work of making our way to the Whitby Abbey and the museum. Certainly one of our favourite places to visit.

2021 has been chaotic at times, as a wedding photographer and also an events photographer it’s been by far the busiest year by far. So to spend a full day as a family was much needed. North Yorkshire Moors Railway is a real adventure, and one we will take again I am sure.

Below you will find a few photos we took of the trip along with a short video.