From Whitby one of the world's earliest railways ran to Pickering. It used an old Ice-Age cleft in the moors, but still had to do some climbing, and steam was initially assisted by winch and cable working. The line is now preserved as the "North Yorkshire Moors Railway" and is a major tourist attraction. Here is part of the old line where it is crossed by a public footpath which goes under the railway while going over a river!
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