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  1. Hedon station in April 1977 during the course of my walk along the line. Despite closing to passengers 13 years earlier most of the stations would have only needed a spruce up and some track to be back in business. Hedon Station 16.4.77 par PinzaC55, on ipernity
  2. Sutton On Hull station gathers vegetation on the same day as my Stepney photo. Originally single track then doubled. Sutton On Hull Station 30.4.77 par PinzaC55, on ipernity
  3. It must have been pretty tempting having a pub just behind the box ! I looked it up on Google Earth and it has hardly changed, though a bit dilapidated I thought. Interesting to see how relatively unobstructed the Cannon Street branch appears to be.
  4. I think I didn't post my photos of Stepney station earlier. Here it is gently decaying in April 1977. Stepney Station (1) 16.4.77 par PinzaC55, on ipernity Stepney Station (2) 16.4.77 par PinzaC55, on ipernity
  5. In June 1978 I visited Flaxton station and found it well preserved as in this view looking towards York. Flaxton Station 2.6.78 par PinzaC55, on ipernity The very large signalbox. Flaxton Signalbox 2.6.78 par PinzaC55, on ipernity The well preserved NER weighbridge. Flaxton Weighbridge 2.6.78 par PinzaC55, on ipernity
  6. That's funny I remember the summer of 77 as being sizzling ! I went out to walk Market Weighton - Driffield but at the time I had really bad hayfever and I got in such a state just past Enthorpe that I had to go home with tears streaming down my face. BTW you can see the Warthill barriers and lights in the Market Weighton demolition train video linked to earlier.
  7. Rebuild the chimney and coal fire and cook bacon sandwiches on it in the winter. Open the windows in the summer. Nearer to York was Castle Howard - possibly the most extreme example of railways catering to the nobility ! Taken on the Zenith-E not long before I scraped enough money together to pay about £80 for my Praktica Castle Howard Station 1977 par PinzaC55, on ipernity
  8. Yes lol the Bee Gees and Boney M were the mainstays of the charts ! I have a photo of the station circa 1925 and it would make superb model.
  9. In 1978 I walked from somewhere (can't remember after all these years !) to Malton via Huttons Ambo. The station here was one of the prettiest I ever saw, in an idyllic setting; luckily the current owners have respected it somewhat. This was not long after I bought my Praktica LTL-3 camera which gave great results compared to my dad's clunky old Zenith-E. Huttons Ambo Station 2.6.78 par PinzaC55, on ipernity At the time the former goods weighbridge existed though it has long since disappeared. Huttons Ambo Weighbridge 2.6.78 par PinzaC55, on ipernity
  10. In August 1977 I caught a bus to Ganton and then made a long walk to the site of the station, past the famous golf course. The station had been razed and all that remained was the lovely signalbox. Hearing my accent the signalman tried to engage me in conversation about football, a subject which I have absolutely no interest in ! Ganton Signalbox 1977 par PinzaC55, on ipernity Years later the signalbox diagram turned up at the Malton railwayana auction. Ganton Signalbox Diagram 17.4.10 par PinzaC55, on ipernity
  11. There was what I assume was a tram signal in Sunderland which survived the end of the trams by 25 years finally disappearing in about 1980. It was a huge lamp case which looked like one of those headlamps favoured on American steam engines and had a big red lens with "STOP" in black. It annoys me that I didn't take photos of non railway things like that.
  12. And it's in a totally non-prototypical livery Incidentally this sold for £620 in an auction today http://www.gcrauctions.com/sale202/lot245.html And this http://www.gcrauctions.com/sale202/lot306.html
  13. A seat from Market Weighton station in the NRM reserve collection, complete with it's LNER cast iron "seatback" name. Seatbacks and BR "totem" enamel signs from this station are extremely rare and valuable. Market Weighton Station Seat in NRM York par PinzaC55, on ipernity
  14. You're welcome ! And according to the headboard it was the Scarborough Pilot too. It mortifies me that I didn't take more photos of the humble 03s. I wonder how many other now closed lines it worked trains on ? I used to have the Marsden video of the Whitby - Scarborough line and I think the train in 1968 carrying scrap men tendering for the line was hauled by an 03.
  15. Interesting fact - I looked up the number of the Class 03 number 2113 shunting at 4.00 and it still exists in preservation at the Heritage Shunters Trust at Rowsley , Peak Rail. http://www.heritageshunters.co.uk/Pictures/03113/03113%20Rowsley%2003-09-11-01.JPG
  16. Which signal were you referring to ? The one at Market Weighton West was a Banner Repeater.
  17. Knapton station was very similar to Weaverthorpe except here the door portico was brick instead of stone. Once again the clock is in place together with a fire bucket board and lamp bracket. Knapton Station (1) 4.3.78 par PinzaC55, on ipernity Side view. The differing brickwork suggests it may have been single story once ? Knapton Station (2) 4.3.78 par PinzaC55, on ipernity The old weighbridge was well maintained and the huge ABM plant still had rail sidings. Knapton Weighbridge 4.3.78 par PinzaC55, on ipernity The signalbox which appeared to lean slightly but may just have been me ! Knapton Signalbox 4.3.78 par PinzaC55, on ipernity
  18. On my one and only visit to Weaverthorpe station it was still in good fettle with the old clock stuck at 20 past 2. The interior mechanism for this clock turned up at the Malton auction many years later and went for just £40 though it was in a very poor state. Weaverthorpe Station 18.11.78 par PinzaC55, on ipernity The signalbox was a splendid example of the unusual practice of building a box at 90 degrees to the track "sideways on". I didn't get invited inside. Weaverthorpe Signalbox 18.11.78 par PinzaC55, on ipernity A DMU heads for Scarborough past the loading dock which was used for shipping products from a local steel fabrication works. Weaverthorpe DMU 18.11.78 par PinzaC55, on ipernity Another DMU heads for Leeds under a threatening sky. DMU at Weaverthorpe 18.11.78 par PinzaC55, on ipernity
  19. https://www.flickr.com/photos/thanoz/14070871008/player/4d835b3e5d
  20. Here are some shots of Rillington station from 1978. In the first we can see how GT Andrews turned the standard main building used elsewhere on the line parallel to the track and gave it 2 bay windows. Rillington Station [1] 4.3.78 par PinzaC55, on ipernity The roadside elevation. Rillington Station [2] 4.3.78 par PinzaC55, on ipernity The view looking towards York. The down side buildings and supporting wall for the overall roof were long gone. Rillington Station [3] 4.3.78 par PinzaC55, on ipernity A 3 car DMU heads for York. Rillington Station [4] 4.3.78 par PinzaC55, on ipernity The 1950s signalbox. The station used to have a signalbox near the Whitby branch junction and a gatebox here. Rillington Signalbox 4.3.78 par PinzaC55, on ipernity
  21. I didn't visit Seamer very often except to change trains for the Hull line so I only have a few shots. This is the main building in 1978 still with a Tickets and Parcels office. Seamer Station 18.11.78 par PinzaC55, on ipernity The unique feature of the station was that when a new Seamer East box was built the original was allowed to stand so here it is looking over the newcomer's shoulder. Seamer New and Old Signalboxes 1978 par PinzaC55, on ipernity In about 1993 the old box was still intact but looking a bit threadbare; it has since been demolished. Seamer Old Signalbox par PinzaC55, on ipernity In 1978 the goods shed had been partially demolished giving it a very strange appearance. Seamer Goods Shed 18.11.78 par PinzaC55, on ipernity In November 1978 a Hull DMU waits to depart Seamer. The waiting room had an excellent fire (coal IIRC) which kept me like toast till my York train arrived. Note the EYMS bus passing over the level crossing. Seamer 16.00 Hull DMU 18.11.78 par PinzaC55, on ipernity
  22. Were they emergency lamps then ? They were definitely oil, but a make more commonly associated with the LMS IIRC. A filthy 55018 heads west at Brough 5 days before Christmas 1980. 55018 Brough 1A13 20.12.80 par PinzaC55, on ipernity And 3 months later 55018 again out of focus you can see the original Brough station in the background and there was a very nice chippy here also. 55018 Ballymoss at Brough on 1D02 12.3.81 par PinzaC55, on ipernity Close up of Brough East block shelf. Brough East Signalbox Interior (2) 29.4.89 par PinzaC55, on ipernity
  23. A Transpennine DMU heads for Hull leaving Brough. I think the points on the left were from the lifted Up Slow from Hull ? Transpennine DMU at Brough 22.9.79 par PinzaC55, on ipernity 55005 waits to leave Brough for Hull in 1979. 55005 at Brough 23.8.79 par PinzaC55, on ipernity Inside Brough East box in 1989. Brough East Signalbox Interior (1) 29.4.89 par PinzaC55, on ipernity 55011 enters Brough in 1981. 55011 Brough par PinzaC55, on ipernity
  24. I have looked at it on Google Earth and it has been very tastefully restored with the bricked up windows reopened and the grain hoists refurbished. There's a superb photo of the "Malton Dodger" passing it in happier times here http://picssr.com/photos/thanoz/interesting/[email protected] (bottom of page) Note the Ganger's Trolley runoff and shed on the right. Nice shot of Driffield West box here http://www.yorkshirewoldsrailway.org.uk/history/stations/driffield-station/#prettyPhoto[gallery-146]/3/
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