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'Climb to Goathland'

By limmy62
This image is extremely deceptive in that the angle from which it was taken belies the fact that it has already undertaken a climb on a gradient of around 1 in 90......very steep!!
As it passed it was only to be able to attain a speed of around 10mph, and it is testimony to the people that cosset and maintain this traction, that it is able to undertake this work at all.
In its steam heyday, such locomotives would not normally be allocated to areas with this kind of terrain, and in instances where they were used in an emergency, they would not be
hauling the number of coaches that this can be seen working with in this image.

Thanks for viewing


Tags: General Transport Nym Landscape and travel Goathland

Voters: Badgerfred, Chant57, danbrann and 18 more

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danbrann 16 640 17
29 Jun 2007 11:57AM
Apparently the black smoke is due to the fact that coal has just been put in.
A super image and I have one from exactly the same spot.
conrad 16 10.9k 116
29 Jun 2007 12:31PM
It's a good spot, with a bend, a viaduct, a hill and a bridge - perfect location for this kind of shot. Well chosen, and well taken.
meadowman 13 1
29 Jun 2007 12:54PM
a lovely shot here rog,nice detail and a wonderful view....

gary Wink
Brilane 14 5 12 Wales
29 Jun 2007 1:02PM
Great viewpoint, well taken.
spikemoz 13 2
29 Jun 2007 3:09PM
Agree with all of above.

29 Jun 2007 3:10PM
Great shot with lots of steam. JNC
patsy88 13 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2007 3:59PM
BEVZED 13 1.1k United Kingdom
29 Jun 2007 4:25PM
A wonderful shot, fantastic spot to capture her in, how green with envy am I!
clur 13 12 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2007 4:45PM
well done, you like trains too.great shot.
sparklep 13 146 1
29 Jun 2007 10:28PM
They just get better.
brownsilent 13 7 2 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2007 12:45PM
Superb shot Roger. Like the view point, great composition.

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