King of the Moors!

Author/Source: 

Bob Avery

Editors Notes: 

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway's Autumn Gala, held over the last weekend of September 2019, had a distinctly Western atmosphere as the two principal guest locomotives were GWR 4-6-0s in the form of nos. 6990 "Wightwick Hall" from the Great Central and 6023 "King Edward II" from Didcot. The weather didn't help though, as the remains of one of the American hurricanes battered the country, especially on Friday 27th when we see the pair making light of the climb up Darnholm Bank and the "King" itself making a very sure-footed departure from Goathland in the teeth of the wind and rain.

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