A heritage line which was built to serve the formerly-much-busier port of Whitby, on the northern English coast. The line also serves Pickering, Grosmont, and the photogenic village of Goathland.
We finally took a ride to Grosmont and back after many years of having enjoyed steam trains’ arrivals at Whitby station, as seen during Goth Weekend festivals. I made a point of disembarking at Goathland having grown up watching ITV’s Heartbeat, shot in the area. The station may be more widely recognised from its role as Hogsmeade in the Harry Potter films.
Grosmont is a point of interchange with the Esk Valley Line — a national route between Middlesbrough and Whitby, served by Northern: