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North Yorkshire Moors Railway General Discussion

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by The Black Hat, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. Ploughman

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    However he did forget the other WD Loco on the NYMR
    Diesel 16 at Newbridge saw wartime use and ended up on the Suez Railway.
    https://www.nymr-pway.co.uk/plant/drewry-diesel-no-16/

    For non FB users this link will still open up just need to tap the volume slider.
     
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    Once more folks, here's another Moors video of steam this time on the Esk valley.....



    Must admit I haven't watched it yet. But going on the previous offerings it' be a good'un!
     
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    For those still missing the Moors, here's another offering from the 'Tube. What's more it's a chilly one being a winter selection.



     
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    thanks for posting it was very enjoyable
     
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    Yet an other route learning YouTube from NYMR footage. This time covering a run Grosmont to Pickering.

     
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    Nice to see the Grosmont station webcam is functioning again (not sure when it went 'live' again?)

    Ben
     
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    Been up for the last few weeks.
     
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    NYMR newsletter is suggesting August reopening with shuttles Pickering Levisham and Grosmont Goathland, pre booking only in compartment stock

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    Is that official?
     
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    Its in the Moors Express. This is published by the NYMR. Here is the screen shot of the relevant bit. As far as I am aware it is available to anyone on the NYMR mailing list. The link is nymr.net/newsletter to sign up but it doesn't appear to be working tonight. [​IMG]

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    Well hopefully it's only a temporary solution as the railway attempts on getting a grip with their new restrictions. Though I cant see how cutting out the main section of the line from Goathland to Levisham is what people will want ? The highlight of the railway for tourists/day trippers is the run through the moors, so hopefully that will return a few weeks later on.
     
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    That may be the most attractive part of the line, but I'm not sure how many people will be comfortable about being in an enclosed space near strangers for too prolonged a period of time, especially if you're in an open carriage rather than a compartment. That is a bit of guesswork, but for some people their mentality will take longer to get back to normal than the guidance will. Doing it this way means the railway can offer a railway line that's about an hour long for the round trip. It might also be that this way they can ensure the only carriages in operation are corridor stock (as the GWSR are intending). All of it will be a combination of calculations and informed guesswork (as has been the case with all COVID policy).
    Also, at this point, I don't think the general public are going to be as willing to go for a ride on a steam railway than enthusiasts are. Enthusiasts are more likely to be satisfied with a ride of any sorts, even if it misses out what is arguably the most attractive part of the line. Tourists and day trippers are going to make up a much smaller proportion of the railway's passengers upon reopening. If trains are full and everybody's bemoaning the lack of a full line ride they can always retrospectively add it once they're confident they can do it safely.
     
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    Does the NYMR have many compartment coaches?

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    I'm not at all sure its possible to be at all sure how what will work and certainly not how the public will react to being kept apart and marshalled into allocated seats: some
    obvious difficulties are keeping families with young and excitable children all together and wether people would stay distanced on a platform in a summer thunderstorm.
    Would Pickering station mean in practice narrow doorways through which one would need to organise something like single line working for people or plenty of room for them to stay apart in out of the rain?

    Putting large families each in their own compartment would work fine on non corridor stock but you don't want to keep young children too long between toilets.
    Short of giving every likely child a toy bucket and the adult with them a good diagram on how the droplight works........
    Having people passing in corridors staying distanced does not seem to me likely to work well, open stock with plenty of tactful supervision would probably be better.

    The sensible thing is to is to try things out in some limited way. A reliable smartphone app which works obviously would be a great help for platform staff to put people into
    the right booked seat - there is remarkably little difficulty in printing a bar code on anything wether letter, till slip or classic Edmundson ticket.

    Encouragingly the risk from the coronavirus is ever so much less for anyone under 40: traditionally busy days for families with children and their opposites for older people would
    be sensible.
     
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    I think the idea of shorter journeys and corridor stock only which are being suggested or confirmed by various railways will be done partly to ensure a lack of toilets on the train is actually practical, and so passengers do not need to pass in corridor stock. Certainly the GWSR are going to close off all on-train toilets (presumably because they can control the cleanliness of station toilets far better, and control access better as well). If you have pre-booked tickets checked before you join the train it also removes the need for a ticket inspector to pass through the train, reducing contact further. My guess is the public would feel more comfortable about having their own compartment than being in open stock about 2m away from another family.
    I'd imagine the shorter journeys are also in line with the idea of introducing things gradually and making sure the railway isn't trying to run before it can walk.

    Like I said, as with everything at the moment, policy will be directed by calculations and informed guesswork. It will be interesting to see what approaches different railways adopt and their justification, and what the difference is in clientelle over the initial reopening period. My suspicion is that families with young children will make up a lower proportion of passengers than in previous years.
     
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    I agree about the model, and how that can be made to work reasonably, but question the GWSR implementation of a combination of round trip only with locked out toilets. For us, that would have ruled out taking the kids before they were about 7 or 8 given the length of the trip and the weakness of their bladders.
     
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    I presume there will be toilets open at each of the termini as well as Toddington, but I still agree. I guess we'll see what happens, not set in stone yet.
     
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