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The Fylingdales ‘Golf Balls’

The original ‘Golf Balls’ at Fylingdales in the 1960s, now replaced by a pyramid object; the original ‘Golf Balls’ could be seen for miles across the moors, particularly from the north and west and often best viewed from the Guisborough to Whitby ‘moor’ road.

Image courtesy of Robert Goundry.

Stape Silver Band at Egton Show

Stape Silver Band playing in the sunshine at Egton Show in the 1960s, one of the many attractions of the show; popular with all ages and weather permitting a fantastic day out for all ages. I would imagine the band would be feeling the sun’s rays later in the day!

Image courtesy of Robert Goundry.

Keldhowe Point from the West

Now known to be Keldhowe Point and not Kettleness Point; being was taken on Ovalgate Cliffs and is looking east across Loop Wyke towards Tellgreen Hill and Keldhowe Point.

Image courtesy of Robert Goundry and thanks to David Richardson for the update..

‘Lucky Dog’ Point from the East

A view of ‘Lucky Dog’ point taken from the cliffs above Holmes Grove, in the 1960s. Kettleness Point is a little further along the coast.

Image courtesy of Robert Goundry, thanks to David Richardson for the update.

Kettleness Tunnel

This view of the Kettleness tunnel shows the eastern end of the first of two tunnels close to Kettleness. The second tunnel cuts through a section of the cliff face further towards Sandsend. Taken in the 1960s with the tracks long gone, the area still attracts rail enthusiasts to view the old route and those keen to explore the old tunnels.

Image courtesy of Robert Goundry.

Sandsend Tunnel

Sandsend tunnel minus railway tracks, this view dating from the 1960s is today remarkably unchanged. All the tunnels on this section of the line closed pre-Dr Beeching in the late 1950s are today ‘bricked up’ to prevent access. They do give an idea of the difficulties the Victorian builders had in developing the line as it hugged the coast from Whitby to Saltburn. This image and those following are part of a series of views taken by Robert Goundry in the early and late 1960s.

Image courtesy of Robert Goundry, thanks to Ronnie Bailey for highlighting our slip-up.

63431 at Boosbeck

Locomotive 63431 also visited Boosbeck, possibly before or after crossing the Slapewath viaduct, as part of the Q6 range were specifically designed to handle the mineral traffic of the North Eastern Railway. This view of the locomotives gives a real impression of the size and potential power they possessed.

Image and details courtesy of Robert Goundry.

63431 at Kilton Mine

The Q6 Rail Tour obviously include several ‘detours’ and obviously Kilton Mine was one! This view appears to show the locomotive close to the mine.

Image and details courtesy of Robert Goundry.

63431 at Huntcliff – take 2

Locomotive 63431 on the track at Huntcliff, obviously the photographers are now appreciating the view! The driver obviously preferred to remain in the cab.

Image and details courtesy of Robert Goundry.

63431 on Huntcliff

This image was taken from one of the brake vans which were part of the 63431 train as it passed around Huntcliff point, it gives a lasting impression of the closeness of the edge. Early locomotive drivers and passengers must have had a wonderful view!

Image courtesy of Robert Goundry.