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Ingleby Incline on August 3rd, 1928

Ingleby Incline on August 3rd, 1928

Ingleby incline and all people available are posed for the camera.
Image courtesy of Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum.

Cragg Hall 1972

Cragg Hall 1972

14 years on and quite a few differences from the previous photo of Cragg Hall, judging by Russell Pigott’s comment: ”Its a lot later than 1972 I reckon summer 1987, If you blow the picture up it seems to be me in the secondman’s seat! We got the 20s late 1986 if remember right and I did my driver training in 1988. It may not be me in the picture so it could date it as late as 1990”

Many thnaks to Russ Pigott for the probable date of the image.

Cragg Hall 1958

Cragg Hall 1958

Russell Piggot ha s assisted in identifying the train as:

”A Q6 Class 6 0-8-0.”

Thanks to Russell for the update.

Brotton

Brotton

Looking south 24th February 1973, or Brotton station as it used to be. Do you remember it like this?

William Horner tells us: ”yes I remember it well, I used to to go to the station to get the fish for my mother who had the fish shop in Jackson Street and Mr Mattson was the porter at the station”.

Thanks to William Horner for that update.

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!