Subject: Raildate 29th March 2013
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 29/03/2013, 17:32
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A History of the Hull and Scarborough Railway
Edited by John F Addyman and Bill Fawcett (NERA)

Kestrel Railway Books is delighted to have been asked by the North Eastern Railway Association
(NERA) to publish its latest book on the line between Hull and Scarborough.  The book is
researched, written and printed to the same high standards that we have become used to with
previous NERA publications.

The line opened in 1846-7 to serve an agricultural area adjacent to the East Riding coast, but
soon developed a booming tourist trade for Bridlington and Filey.  Tourism peaked around the
early 1900s, but gradually declined to almost disappear by the late 1960s.  Following the
Beeching Report of 1963 on British Railways’ finances, the railway from Hull to Scarborough was
extremely lucky to avoid complete closure.  After a hard fight, common sense prevailed and the
line was reprieved to become grant-aided from 1969.  This was entirely justified as it now
carries many more passengers than it did 100 years ago.

This new history covers the line’s story from its authorization, the architecture of its
buildings and details of each station’s development.  The traffic it carried is fully
explained, and there are comprehensive chapters on train services, proposed railways to connect
with it, signalling and level crossings, and how the line avoided complete closure.  This A4
size book is printed on gloss paper and is casebound.  There are 160 photos (40 in colour),
maps, line drawings, tables and an appendix detailing the changes in signalling throughout its

Casebound: 152 pages with 160 photographs (40 in colour), maps and line drawings
303 x 213mm
Price: £24.95
Available from the publisher post-free:
Or from the NERA stand at the York Model Railway Show (see "Events" section below)


Burton Latimer Heritage Society

Photographs of the Rugby-Market Harborough line by Cliff Jones

The Corkscrew Shuttle, special train to Wimborne Station from Bournemouth, May 1977

Steam Trains - Big Boy

Details of "Mallard 75"
A compilation of BTF out-takes featuring Kings Cross complied by Barry Coward
And a similar compilation, also by Barry Coward, on the Beeching report
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Canadian Pacific SD40s (superb soundtrack)
Barriers down for a long time!
Installation of colour light signals at Hither Green in 1960
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Statfold Barn Railway
Enthusiasts Day, 23rd March
Bergen Railway: Great Train Journeys
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

A couple of videos made in the Netherlands at the end of last year by Andrew Cook

"Rail's 2nd chance" from the Centre for Policy Studies
Super Constellation Flyers
How to operate a fork lift
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



50th anniversary of the Beeching report

Rail franchising

Reading station delays warning as upgrade works ramped up

Ilkeston station: Government gives conditional backing

Footbridge to transform pedestrian flows in Lincoln approved

New use for Whitby loco shed

Take a look inside the King's Cross signal box

Over-60s' railcard use up 50% in six years to a record high

New approach to rail planning seeks to boost economic growth

Network Rail worker held for cable thefts from railways

Level crossing crash: Driver named as Dennis France

RAIB report into drill entering tunnel at Old Street

RAIB report into tram derailment in Croydon

New look Southern trains

Hull Paragon Interchange evacuated due to "faulty alarm"

British Army's Railway Howitzer loaned to Holland

Severn Beach line vital cog in Bristol Metro plan

Allotment hopefuls to spruce up Slateford station

On track for the rebirth of Waverley Line from Borders to city

Londonderry line reopens

Wensleydale Railway volunteers in funds plea after landslip

Alnwick: Historic moment for heritage railway

Severn Valley Railway diesel maintenance depot work to start

Sussex sees first steam train on extended Bluebell Railway

Last-surviving J72 on track for busy summer in North Yorkshire

4VEP units moved to Barrow Hill for Brighton Belle project

Carriage shed approved at Swithland Sidings

New track trolleys for Isle of Man Railways

Snowdon Mountain Railway to close over Easter weekend after snow

MP satisfied with security on ‘walk-through’ Tube trains

London's Tube map creator Harry Beck gets blue plaque

Behind the scenes at the London Transport Museum Depot

Union Pacific investment works

Vintage steam trains get new museum in Belgium

Derby's £100m tram plan rejected as 'too expensive'

Voith developing trams for China

New Paris Metro station opened

100 years of car making in Oxford

Golden Gate: Electronic tolls for San Francisco bridge

Classic Jupiter shows she's a real gas

Stranded ship pulled off rocks near Lindisfarne

SS United States faces the scrap heap unless $500,000 can be found

Last first class Titanic lunch menu to go on display in Belfast

If you want to receive updates on Titanic II

Vortex from plane landing at Heathrow rips off roof

Boeing 787 test flight

Merger of American Airlines approved

Spitfire hunter pledges the search will go on

Wallington man gives Tom Cruise film company two planes to blow up for movie

Matthew Boulton memorial for Westminster Abbey

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Ted Millward, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Alan Rushworth



30/03/13    Channel 4 2000-2100
           "Walking Through History"  Tony Robinson in the Derwent Valley

31/03/13    BBC2 2000-2100
           "Donald Campbell: Speed King"

31/03/13    BBC2 2100-2200
           "Toughest Place to Be a... Bus Driver - the Return"

31/03/13    BBC4 2105-2135
           "That Petrol Emotion: Motor Racing at the BBC"  2/5

01/04/13    BBC4 2030-2100
           "That Petrol Emotion: Motor Racing at the BBC"  3/5

01/04/13    BBC Radio 4 2030-2100
           "Crossing Continents: Mongolia's Mining Boom"

01/04/13    BBC4 2100-2200
           "Magnificent Machines: the Golden Age of the British Sports Car"

02/04/13    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  The Yorkshire Dales

02/04/13    BBC4 2000-2100
           "Crossing England in a Punt"  A journey along the River Trent

03/04/13    BBC Radio 4 1100-1130
           "Putting the Black Country on the Map"  Its industrial heritage

03/04/13    BBC2 2000-2100
           "Coast"  1/6 Invaders of the Isles

03/04/13    BBC4 1930-2000
           "Great British Railway Journeys"  East Yorkshire

04/04/13    BBC4 2000-230
           "Time to Remember"  Archive film from the '20s and '30s

04/04/13    BBC4 2200-2300
           "Crossing England in a Punt"  A journey along the River Trent



All details are correct to the best of my knowledge, but no responsibility is accepted for
inaccuracies or changes.

29/03/13-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Easter Open Days

29/03/13-   Isle of Man: Rush Hour on the Railways

30/03/13    Barrow Hill Roundhouse: Southern Saturday
           Five Brighton Belle cars together - first time since 1972

30/03/13-   51st York Model Railway Show
01/04/13    Knavesmire Suite, York Racecourse, YO23 1EX
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1700 (Sun), 1000-1630 (Mon)

31/03/13    Twyford Waterworks: Guided Tour Day
           Hazeley Road, Twyford, Hampshire, SO21 1QA

31/03/13-   Leawood Pumping Engine Steaming Day, Cromford Canal
01/04/13    Engine in motion 1200-1700

01/04/13    Brijan Tours Charity Open Day
           Visiting preserved and operational buses, stalls, refreshments
           Free sightseeing tours, free bus to and from Eastleigh Bus Station

07/04/13    Romsey Signal Box Open Day
           Admission free (donations welcome!)
           ex-Romsey Infants School, Plaza Parade, Winchester Rd, Romsey, SO51 8JA
           Car park in old school grounds

07/04/13    Bus & Coach Preservation Spring Fair and Running Day
           Havant Leisure Centre, Civic Centre Road, Havant, PO9 2AY

08/04/13    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           Underhill Centre, St John's Church, St John's Road, Hedge End
           Kings Theatre, Southsea by Ron Hasker
           Starts 1945

08/04/13    RCTS Sheffield Branch
           St Matthews Church Rooms, Carver Street, Sheffield S1 4FS
           Penistone, Nottingham Victoria and Derby Friargate by Mike Eggenton
           Images form the 1940s onwards
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           A donation of £1.00 (members) or £2.00 (non-members) is requested

11/04/13    Carnegie Publishing: Talk and Book Launch
           The Silk Mill, Derby
           "Britain's Industrial Revolution" by Dr Barrie Trinder
           1900-2100 (arr 1830)
           Admission by ticket only (£5.00)
           Tickets: 01524 840111

14/04/13    Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum: Big Spring Steam Up
           Coal Park Lane, Swanwick, Southampton, SO31 7GW

15/04/13    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Library, Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start, finish 2155
           Trains, Ships, Aircraft and Balloons by Terry and Justin Foulger
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome
           1930-2200 (approx) - doors open 1900

19/04/13    The Butterley Gangroad Project
           Mr Brunton’s Engine and the Butterley Company’s Crich Railway
           A talk by Dieter Hopkin (NRM)
           Glebe Field Centre, Crich, Derbyshire
           Starts 1930, free admission
           Prior booking essential: butterleygangroad(at)

26/04/13-   Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: Diesel Gala

27/04/13    Friends of King Alfred Buses
           40th Anniversary of the end of King Alfred Motor Services
           Display of vehicles in Winchester Cattle Market car park
           Free services over ex-King Alfred routes in evening

Cheers, Howard.
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