British Railways 2-6-0 No. 76079
Grosmont, Yorkshire, UK
Location: North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Status: Operational
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Posted: Sep 3, 2009 @ 10:09:12 by Steve Frost
76079 has been sold to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. It will be a useful addition to their fleet as it has a main line certificate, so can operated the Whitby trains over Network Rails lines.
Posted: Jul 18, 2007 @ 07:07:26 by Anne Norman

Pocket-Rocket, as this engine is affectionatley known, has been working on the Cambrian Coast Express on 2005, 2006 and is due to return there in 2007. If you get the chance, go see her, she is fab little engine, she even sounds happy sitting by the platform waiting to run. She has been and continues to be a great assett to Steam in the UK and her owner, Ian Riley has indeed got reason to be very proud of her, she has helped at just about all of the steam lines in the UK and if she can, she will get there by her own steam not low loader. without doubt a true 'diamond in the rough'.


Posted: Mar 9, 2004 @ 06:03:24 by Steve Frost
This loco is to run on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway again in the summer of 2004.
Posted: Jan 5, 2004 @ 13:01:39 by Steve Frost
The album photo shows the loco on the 'Dawlish Donkey', a short lived series of summer main line runs in Devon, which no longer operate. The train name is on the headboard above the smokebox door. Although the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is a long way from Devon, this is where the headboard came from. Loco operated on NYMR in Summer 2003 on and off around other commitments, but returned to the East Lancs in the Autumn.
Posted: Aug 15, 2003 @ 14:08:10 by Geoff Hill
Locomotive 76079 was seen pulling passenger stock on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway on 7-8-03 and carried the name Dawlish Donkey.
Posted: Feb 5, 2003 @ 05:02:58 by Owen Chapman
This locomotive has now lost the name and returned north to the East Lancashire Railway and runs on the mainline.