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From the Footplate DVD: LMS 5MT No.5428, Eric Treacy – North Yorkshire Moors Railway
From the Footplate DVD: LMS 5MT No.5428, Eric Treacy – North Yorkshire Moors Railway – Southbound: Grosmont – Pickering.
LMS 5MT No.5428 ‘Eric Treacy’ is one of the steam engines currently in operation at the NYMR.
Built in 1937 at Armstrong Whitworth & Company in Newcastle, ‘Eric Treacy’ was one of the 842 class members to be built, today, just eighteen are preserved.
LMS 5MT No.5428 spent a period of its working life based at Leeds Holbeck shed where it would have been allocated to summer excursions to Whitby via York and Pickering.
LMS 5MT No.5428 moved to the NYMR in 1967 and has become a popular engine on the railway, the engine returned to steam in 2018 after its most recent overhaul at Grosmont.
Filmed in October 2019, join the crew of the 12:30pm ‘Moorlander’ dining service, hauled by ‘Eric Treacy’ as they tackle the gradients from Grosmont to Pickering, including the famous 1 in 49 gradient from Grosmont to Goathland.
Travelling south, the NYMR climbs from Grosmont through to Goathland Summit, 532 feet above sea level.
Using new technology and filmed in 4K, you’re able to witness ‘Eric Treacy’ working hard through the North Yorkshire Moors National Park from a whole new prospective.
Whilst watching the DVD, you’re able to follow ‘Eric Treacy’ from a series of different angles including on-board the footplate, the driver’s cab window, the front lamp bracket and from the motion gear.
Footage is also included from the lineside showcasing ‘Eric Treacy’ at several different viewpoints, travelling south from Grosmont to Pickering.
The DVD features no commentary, allowing you to fully appreciate the sound of the steam locomotive working hard.
Short titles are included throughout informing you of key locations and gradients.
Approx. 82 minutes.
This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – Steaming Around Yorkshire Film Productions – SAY.