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Staithes Viaduct again

Staithes Viaduct with a local commuter train, powered by a British Railways “Standard” tank engine. This photograph was probably taken towards the end of the line’s existence, a two carriage train indicating the decline of rail traffic as increased fares and better road links caused migration away from the railways. Simon Chapman advised: “All that remains now are the concrete piers that supported the steelwork. In view is the stone abutment which supported the west end. The east end abutment; also of stone was demolished”.

Image courtesy of Maurice Grayson and Jean Hall, thanks to Simon Chapman for the last piece of information.

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