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East Row Railway Bridge, Sandsend

East Row Railway Bridge, Sandsend

A northbound train of the Sandsend viaduct. I often wonder when this image was taken, knowing that my mother-in-law used to work on Bridling Station (in the railway buffet) pre WWII, but lived in Sandsend. She travelled daily; todays commuters have it easy. As the time spent travelling must have been considerable, owing to the pace of those local trains!

Image courtesy of Jean Carass & Maurice Grayson.

Hinderwell Railway Station

A view of Hinderwell railway station, from a postcard believed to be by T. C. Booth. Hinderwell railway station originally opened with one platform in 1883, but a second platform was added in 1908 (due to Board of Trade regulations), this gives a date to this image of post 1908 as a second platform can be seen nearest the camera.
Image courtesy of the Pem Holiday Collection and Maurice Grayson.

Kettleness

Kettleness

Our image shows a BR Standard locomotive, number 77012, standing at Kettleness Station, pre 1959. Another station which has found a new lease of life – as a Scout Activity Centre – the coast line being closed in 1958 some 5 years before Dr Beeching. Usage was only heavy in the summer, whilst the tunnels and bridges were expensive to maintain.
Image courtesy of the Pem Holliday Collection and Maurice Grayson, particular thanks to Simon Chapman for pertinent information.

Staithes Viaduct

Staithes Viaduct

We are now reliably informed by Russ Pigott: ”This is actually a picture of the demolition of Staithes viaduct in 1960. There weren’t too many diesel cranes about in the 1870s!” WHOOPS we got it wrong.
Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive and many thanks to Russ for clarification of the image.

Skinningrove Railway Station

Skinningrove Station – ironically at Carlin How! But who were the two people in the photograph?

Image courtesy of Keith Bennison.

Skinningrove Steelworks Loco

Skinningrove Steelworks Loco

Greenbank a steel works locomotive with the proud staff.
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

Staithes and Viaduct

Staithes and Viaduct

This hand tinted postcard shows how delicate the supporting piers of the Staithes viaduct were and give a greater understanding of how cross winds could affect trains on the structure.
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

Easington Railway Station 1905

Easington Railway Station 1905

Easington railway station opened on 3rd December 1883 (as Easington) and was renamed Grinkle on 1st April 1904. This postcard image must have been taken shortly after the name change. The station closed in 1939, eight days after Britain declared war on Germany – start of World War II – and was situated before the railway line entered the tunnel under Grinkle Lane. It was accessible via a short lane from the Loftus Easington road. Easington railway station was built to a similar design to the stations of Staithes, Hinderwell and Kettleness
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

Last Train Thro Staithes from Scarbro

Last Train Thro Staithes from Scarbro

A misleading caption to this photograph, The train in fact is leaving the viaduct from the direction of Loftus. Boulby cliff is prominent in the background. The last Train from scarborough ran in May 1958.
Photograph courtesy of Joyce Dobson and Keith Bowers.

Marske Mill Viaduct

A Jackson & Sons Grimsby tinted postcard view of the railway viaduct, close to the former Marske Mill, being unposted it is only possible to estimate the date; possibly from the early 1900s.
Image courtesy of Kim Whaley.