Film ID: YFA 188 Video of YFA_188 NYMR News No 1 NYMR NEWS NO. 1 1973 Visitor TabsDescription This is a film made by Ken Clough as a member of the York section of the supporters of the North York Moors Railway. It is one of many annual summaries of events relating to the NYMR. Title – N & KC Production 1973 Title – NYMR News The film opens showing locomotive NER P3 No 2392 hauling a train under a Darnholm bridge. The narration explains that this is the hardest working engine on the line. Workmen are busy doing up Pickering Station in preparation for the opening. Three volunteers are painting the roof. On 29th September, volunteers are loading over 4 tons of waste paper at the station onto a lorry bound for Burnley, in return for a cheque for £48.37p. In a garden in York a fire pump, donated to the railway by Rowntrees, is being readied for use. Intertitle – A Tilley Night At night, York volunteers are doing maintenance work on the track. They are replacing wooden keys with steel spring ones. The film switches again to Sunday, 30th September, when steam runs for the first time in many years on the line. Sightseers are gathered on Pickering station, including Frank Turner, a senior member of the NYMR group, as the Flying Scotsman arrives from York. The End. Context The hardest working engine on the North York Moors Railway, the NER P3 (2392), hauls a train under Darnholm Bridge, while volunteers are busy collecting paper to raise money, and working on the line and Pickering Station in preparation for the official opening. After which, the most famous locomotive of them all, the Flying Scotsman fresh from a tour of the US, proves a great attraction for the many sightseers. This is one of a large collection of films made by Ken Clough, who was member of the York section of the supporters of the North York Moors Railway, and trained with them to drive diesels. It was an amazing feat for volunteers to raise the necessary funds, and bring the severely dilapidated line into working order in less than six years. The Flying Scotsman was built as long ago as 1923, one of Sir Nigel Gresley’s A1 class – the most powerful locomotives used by the railway. It got its name from the London to Edinburgh run, doing the first ever non-stop service in 1928. In 1934 it was the first locomotive to officially reach 100mph.