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North Yorkshire Moors Railway—9F in Steam.

On April 10, 2011, I was rolling along behind class 9F 2-10-0 92214 on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

This wonderfully preserved British Railway really captures the spirit of a secondary mainline as it would have been decades ago.

Exposed with a Canon EOS 7D fitted with a 28-135mm set at 135mm. f5.6 1/320 second, ISO. With image stabilizer switched 'on'.
Exposed with a Canon EOS 7D fitted with a 28-135mm set at 135mm. f5.6 1/320 second, ISO 200. With image stabilizer switched ‘on’. The early season growth on the trees in the distance has the effect of making them appear blurred.

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British Rail Class 9F 2-10-0 on North Yorkshire Moors Railway; April 10, 2011

9F 2-10-0 near Goathland
British Rail 9F 92214 approaches Goathland on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway on the morning of April 10, 2011. Exposed with a Canon 7D with 28-135mm zoom lens; ISO 200 f10 at 1/250th second. Metered manually.

British Steam:

Two years ago today, I was visiting Britain’s preserved North Yorkshire Moors Railway. This is an amazing operation. The railway is worked with a colorful mix of preserved steam and diesel locomotives. Trains work on a regular schedule, traversing the sublime Yorkshire Moors. In addition to beautifully restored stations and signal boxes (tower), the railway is well accessed by hiking trails. This location was recommended to me by a member of the railway’s station staff at Goathland—and is only 10-15 minute walk from the station platforms.

This was a pleasant place to spend a crisp Spring morning. I could hear locomotive 92214 barking up the grade for several minutes before it came around the bend into view. Later in the week I had business attending the annual London Book Fair, which while interesting and necessary, couldn’t compare to my brief experience on the North Yorkshire Moors!

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