Today Brendan and I had a 'Boys Day Out'. Although I came up with the idea, Brendan was really excited about going on a real steam train. So we headed off to the North York Moors Railway in Pickering for a return ride up to Goathland.
On the way out, we were pulled by an old diesel-electric engine. This is Brendan getting excited once the conductor started blowing his whistle.
Once we got to Goathland, I asked if any steam trains where running and there was. This is B killing time on the platform.
This is a picture of 45212 LMS Class 5 4-6-0 pulling into the station at Goathland. The smile on B's face was priceless.
Here are two pictures of us in front of 45212 and on the footplate before heading back on the old steamy. Brendan was fascinated by the hot glow of the burning coal in the firebox.
Quick history lesson just because. LMS Class 5 4-6-0 was a steam locomotive designed by the London Midland and Scottish Railway. It was also known as the Black Five. A total of 842 were built between 1934-51 of which eighteen have been preserved.