Line reopens for special trip

The steam train leaves Grinkle Tunnel approaching Boulby Mine'Picture by Dave Manship
The steam train leaves Grinkle Tunnel approaching Boulby Mine'Picture by Dave Manship

A STEAM train pulled in to Boulby on Sunday, for the first time since the line closed in 1958.

The trip was organised as part of the Saltburn 150 events and saw around 400 passengers travel from York and Saltburn to visit the potash mine by train.

A Class 37 diesel engine'Picture by Debbie Horton

A Class 37 diesel engine'Picture by Debbie Horton

The line approaching Boulby mine is now privately owned and saw a K4 steam engine haul the carriages to the mine. A Class 37 diesel engine was attached to the other end and pulled the train back out.

A K4 steam engine on the Boulby line'Picture by Debbie Horton

A K4 steam engine on the Boulby line'Picture by Debbie Horton

The steam train leaves Grinkle Tunnel approaching Boulby Mine'Picture by Dave Manship

The steam train leaves Grinkle Tunnel approaching Boulby Mine'Picture by Dave Manship