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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.

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.

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.

Last Train Thro Staithes from Scarbro

Last Train Thro Staithes from Scarbro

A misleading caption to this photo, 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 & Keith Bowers.

Raithwaite Viaduct

Raithwaite Viaduct

A different train to be viewed on the Raithwaite viaduct which spans Newholm beck, having left Sandsend travelling towards the Whitby Westcliff station.
Image courtesy of Maurice Grayson.

Sandsend Viaduct – Sandsend

East Row Viaduct - Sandsend

A different view of the Sandsend viaduct, showing a steam train northbound, about to enter Sandsend station.
Image courtesy of Maurice Grayson.

Staithes Viaduct

Staithes Viaduct

Staithes viaduct viewd from the area adjacent to the station in Staithes.
Image courtesy of Maurice Grayson

Claphow Lane 1940’s

Claphow Lane 1940's

Claphow bridges in the 1940s, I would not advise walking along the road in this manner today. It is now known that the two ladies are: ”Two sisters (left to right); Joan and Emily Greensitt whose family owned a guest house on Marine Parade, Saltburn. The image was taken of them taking a leisurely stroll through the Claphow bridges about 1940”
Image courtesy of Owen Rooks and additional information courtesy of Lingdale Communigate site.

Zig Zag Railway Bridge

Zig Zag Railway Bridge

Removing the rails from the bridge down to Skinningrove on the Zig Zag Railway, just below the hairpin bend on Carlin How bank. Work undertaken by Darlington District Engineers Department, prior to the bridges demolition, about 1958.

Photo courtesy of Ken Loughran.

Claphow Bridges

Claphow Bridges

It must have been a wet walk that day, judging by the dress of the miners and the shining road. We asked ”More importantly can anybody identify the men?” and Paula Miller now tells us ”This is the Moody brothers of Lingdale”.

Image courtesy of Jeff Templeman and many thanks to Paula Miller for that update.

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