Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Pickering and the Pullman!

Weekend 19/20th October 2013

We spent the weekend based in Pickering, parked on the Antiques Store car park! It was a bit noisy at times being a town-centre pitch (building work nearby!) and with no electric hook-up, I needed to run the engine to boost the leisure battery.

However, the town-centre position was brilliant to get into town and to the railway station.

This was the purpose of our visit – to travel on the 'Moorlander' Pullman Dining Train on Sunday. Needless to say, I got over to the station before then to see the trains etc!

BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75029 pulls out of Pickering – built mid 1950's
Class 24 D5061- Sulzer Type 2 – One of just four in preservation out of 151 built around 1960's

Our Pullman Loco for the day

Stanier Black Five 4-6-0 'Eric Treacy' – built by Armstrong Whitworth in 1937

We travelled in the new (built 1961!) Robin Pullman Dining/Kitchen Coach and had a lovely meal whilst travelling from Grosmont up to Pickering and back.

At Pickering Station between courses!

We had the extra pleasant run through to Whitby on the way back – before the evening southward turn back to Pickering – an excellent day.
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