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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.

63431 at Huntcliff with ‘Friends’

Locomotive 63431 at Huntcliff – stationary – obviously for photographs. This image and the next give a perspective of how close the rail track is to the edge!

Image and details courtesy of Robert Goundry.

Locomotive 63431 on Crag Hall Turntable

Locomotive 63431 on the Crag Hall turntable whilst part of the Q6 Rail Tour. This must have attracted many eager photographers, judging by this image and others in the selection.

Image and details courtesy of Robert Goundry.

Rail Tour – Q6 63431 at Slapewath Viaduct

Locomotive Q6 63431 steaming over Slapewath viaduct as part of the Q6 Rail Tour in the 1960’s. This is part of a series of images taken by Robert Goundry with his prized Kodak Retinette Ia camera, of the Rail Tour and landscape views.

Image and details courtesy of Robert Goundry.

‘Kilton’ at Skinningrove

‘Kilton’ being the name of the shunting engine busily moving wagons at Skinningrove Works in 1963.

Image and details courtesy of Robert Goundry, thanks to Terry Robinson for the update.

Lumpsey Surface Workers

There is some doubt about this image, whether it is of Lumpsey mine surface workers or is it Skinningrove works? The archive would again welcome comments as to who might be in the photograph and where the photograph was taken.

Image courtesy of Geoff Kitching.

Huntcliffe Surface Workers

This image (from a postcard produced by J. E. Huntrodd of Brotton) is of surface workers from Huntcliffe mine, the clue is in their clothing and particularly their trousers. When supplied (by Geoff Kitching) he commented about atleast two people in the image can also be found in the image ‘Lumpsey 2’. The gentleman on the back row (now known to be Mr Ralph Clough, Mine Engineer) he was at Huntcliffe and  moved to Lumpsey; also the miner in the front row (with a terrier dog) also features in the same Lumpsey image. There may be other matches but leave it to eagle-eyed viewers to assist. Any assistance with names would be welcomed. 

Image courtesy of Geoff Kitching, with researches courtesy of Tom Kitching .

North Loftus Mine and Miners

When first sent to the Archive, this image was believed to be of miners in the late 19th century or early 20th century at Loftus mine, this was based on the building in the background. Researches have revealed that the structure is possibly part of the original North Loftus mine; this was inside Skinningrove Works. The building is visible in many images of the works and the roof windows bear an uncanny resemblance to those in this image, hence the title. However, the Archive would welcome comments or information to assist or verify which mine this is!

Image courtesy of Geoff Kitching.

Danny Found and Loftus Mine Workers

The Archive has been sent this image of what is believed to be North Loftus (Skinningrove) Mine workers, it is believed that both Danny Found and Harold Found are in the photograph. Can anybody help?

Left to right: ??, ??, ??, Danny Found, Harold Found, ??, ??, ??, ??.

Image courtesy of Eileen Found.

Kilton Valley Viaduct

This Kilton Valley Viaduct view comes from an undated and unused postcard, possibly previous to 1905 and the in-filling between the supporting arches. It is possible that the locomotive will give a possible dating and the Archive would welcome any assistance. Geoffrey Allen has responded to our request with:”The locomotive appears to be a N.E.R Class O 0-4-4T (LNER/BR Class G5) it is in Lined NER Livery. These engines were built at Darlington Works between May 1894 and December 1901; 110 in total so a 1905 date is possible. They were used on the Saltburn to Scarborough service and the number of coaches may suggest that this is such a train. Of the six coaches the second to last appears to be an earlier 6 wheel coach, the last of which were built about 1897 all the rest are bogie coaches, the first is a birdcage brake coach and the last may also be the same but the details are obscured. The other 3 appear to be low roofed bogie coaches built from about 1895 to 1906.” 

Image courtesy of Julie Tyrka; thanks to Maurice Dower for the update and many thanks to Geoffrey Allen for the excellent update.