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Class 56 at South Bank (1987)

The well-known gas holder on the right being passed by a late-liveried Class 56 – a vast improvement on the Class 47 – notice the multiple-working connections and lead on the front panel. One driver could drive all the locomotives in a multiple engine set.
Image courtesy of Russ Pigott.

Guisborough Box Diagram

This must be a fairly rare image, Guisborough Box (and line) are long gone, just surviving into the diesel era. Robert Goundry has advised: “Trains between Middlesbrough and Whitby via the coast used to propel to/from Guisborough from the junction – an unusual move.”

Image courtesy of Russ Pigott and thanks to Robert Goundry for the update.

Class 37s Boulby (1986)

A pair of “Large Arrow” liveried Class 37s running light engine at Boulby.

Image courtesy of Russ Pigott.

Class 47 Leaving Boulby (Early 1980s)

I do like this image Russ – captures the ruggedness of the location perfectly with that haze/fog/mist shrouding Boulby Potash right up to the middle ground of the image.

Image courtesy of Russ Pigott.

Class 101 DMU approaches Redcar (early 1980s)

A view of a Class 101 DMU approaching Redcar in the early 1980s; a previous poster had added the comment ”I hated these smelly, noisy, uncomfortable, draughty things – it made the bus worthwhile – and a car inevitable. I notice that this is before Redcar Central Station became a business park and the railway became single track.” Tom Sayers has replied with: ”These DMU1s were very comfortable and not at all draughty. This track is not, and never has been single track.”
Image courtesy of Russ Pigott and many thanks to Tom Sayers for rectifying the errors in posting.

Crag Hall Yard 1990

Taken from the back of the signal box looking towards the works, this image shows the train assembly yards for Skinningrove Works. I can’t make up my mind whether it’s a guard’s van or a small shunter on the rightmost rake of wagons.

Image courtesy of Russ Pigott.

Class 37 at Salburn (1987)

The Class 37, like the 25 and the 20, is the unsung hero of the diesel era. A scaled down Class 40 it has pulled everything under the sun, single, double and triple-headed!
Image courtesy of Russ Pigott.

Class 37 Carlin How (Early 1980s)

There is something about black and white and railway images, they just seem to go well together. Here, a Class 37 and a train of empties head across the new bridge at Carlin How en-route to Boulby for loading.
Image courtesy of Russ Pigott.

Class 20s at Boulby (1987)

Possibly the same pair as the other post, just rolling with the loaded train.
Image courtesy of Russ Pigott.

Class 20s at Boulby (1987)

Slightly contre-jour (backlight), a photograph of a couple of Class 20s in the classic nose-to-nose configuration, leaving the loading yard at Boulby Potash, bound for Saltburn Junction.

Image courtesy of Russ Pigott.