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Sandsend, Lythe Bank and Railway Viaduct

Sandsend, Lythe Bank and Railway Viaduct

This is a lovely image, sadly of an age long past.  A BR Standard class 4 2-6-4T leads a commuter train (with that weird brake van) into Sandsend station across the viaduct.

1. ‘The Boulby Flyer’

1. 'The Boulby Flyer'

Sandra tells us that Brian took this photo of the train crossing the bridge below Carlin How, and the next photo, from their bedroom window on St. Hilda’s Terrace. The train is ’The Boulby Flyer’ on the first excursion of four organised by Saltburn Line Users Group on Sunday August 13th 1995. The locomotive was a Class 47773 ’Reservist’.

Thanks to Sandra Hutchinson for the photograph and additional information courtesy of ’Saltburn-By-The-Sea Revisited’.

2. 'The Boulby Flyer'

2. 'The Boulby Flyer'

The train going over the viaduct towards Loftus, with Kilton shale tip in the background.   The excursion was on the Boulby mineral line from Saltburn to Boulby Potash Mine and back.

Thanks to Sandra Hutchinson for the photograph.

Sandsend Station Viaduct

Sandsend Station Viaduct

Another picture of the viaduct adjacent to the station at Sandsend, viewed from the hill above the village on the Whitby side.

Not Even This Now

Not Even This Now

A photograph taken after Skinningrove station was closed.
Image courtesy of the Pem Holliday Collection.

East Row Viaduct, Sandsend

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Sandsend Viaduct, with local train – was how we originally posted this image. But alas we got it wrong!  – it is a view of East Row Viaduct in the 1956 with a local commuter train from Whitby approaching. Sadly this picturesque line, which skirted the coast all the way from Saltburn to Whitby and from Whitby to Scarborough, has vanished, leaving only the mineral railway from Saltburn to Boulby Potash Mine. The locomotive leading this mixed passenger/goods train is an ex-Great Central Railways Robinson A5 4-6-2 Pacific tank; well at home on this demanding coastal line. The quaint seaside shop shown in the bottom right hand corner of the image still exists, doing an excellent trade of refreshments and beach essentials, weather permitting! Mark advised us: “Sorry to be picky, but this is East Row viaduct (Sandsend viaduct being the one adjacent to the station). Having said that, goods for Sandsend were handled at East Row, the Goods Shed (just visible in the background) remained in place until the early 1990s. Parts of the viaduct’s pier foundations can still be seen on the beach.” Meanwhile the goods shed site mentioned by Mark in the background are currently being developed as an upmarket housing development by the Mulgrave Estates.

Image from the Neville Stead Collection, many thanks to Mark for pointing out our mistake!

Steam Heritage passes Industrial Heritage (2008)

Steam Heritage passes Industrial Heritage (2008)

Preserved K1 Class, 62005, rounds the bend at Huntcliff, passing the remains of the old Guibal Fanhouse on a Trainspotter’s Special on the 10th May 2008
(image courtesy of Raymond Brown)

Bank Top Station

Bank Top Station

Rosedale West is where this station is and I am sure that you will be able to tell me more about this photo loaned courtesy of Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum

Satburn Station

Satburn Station

Another memory jogging photo of when the train could pull right up to the Zetland Hotel

(photo courtesy of Mike Holliday)

Turntable – Middlesbrough

Turntable - Middlesbrough

Now you train spotters out there where is this? I know you wil be able to tell me, just reminds me of Thomas the Tank Engine.

Derick Pearson with assistance from Russ Pigott informs us: ”image shows (left to right) 67281; was the last surviving example of a G5, She was an 0-4-4T type. She was withdrawn by British rail in 1958. 43073. is definitely a Ivatt Class 4 and the last photo I have of her is leaving Roose Railway station, Barrow-in-Furness in 1960. Where she ended up I do not know. 67663. Was a V1 2-6-2T Gresley. The Class V3 Gresley was introduced 1939, built on the same chassis and everything else. Appearance was much the same as the V1 but the V3 had a Higher Boiler Pressure. This one is the earlier V1. 63340. Is as Russ says a Q6. It was originally a N.E.R class T2 0-8-0. Classified as a Q6 by the L.N.E.R. 120 were built at Darlington works between 1913 and 1921 to the design of Vincent Raven. They were based on the N.E.R Class T and T1- L.E.N.R – Q5s. All passed into British Railways ownership in 1948 and they were numbered from 63340 to 63459. 63372 was withdrawn in 1960 after an accident. The others were withdrawn from 1963 to 1967. Only one of them, the 63395 has survived to preservation on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. She re-entered service after a major overhall in 2007. 67685. Was A Gresley 3 cyl V3. The last reference I have to her is at Battersby Junction near Gt Ayton. Hope this sorts that one out.”

(photo courtesy of Mike Holliday, but now known to be from a CD produced by Derick Pearson.)