Archive

The archive will remain a ‘work-in-progress’. If you have, or come across, any items that  you think might be relevant and of interest please contact us through the contact page. Constructive comments and suggestions always welcome.

Use the search item to bring up items relating to whatever aspect of the project interests you. Where possible we will show copies of the actual material – document, photo or audio file. Otherwise the website will  simply ‘signpost’ you to where you can find the material. this will generally be for items that have copyright or other permission issues. The item will give a brief description of the item. If you want to follow it up you can contact the archive where it is located – a museum or a local local history group.Although we stand to make no commercial advantage from using material we have exercised due diligence in checking any restrictions on our right to display it it.

 

Or just browse, there is already lots of fascinating material there …

The Flying Scotsman

This item is taken from the National Railway Museum website www.railwaymuseum.org.uk . More information can be found on http://www.flyingscotsman.org.uk/  and…

Rangers’ Badges

To ensure the upkeep of the cycle path, voluntary rangers were appointed to ensure the path was kept clear and…

Cycle Route Project Newsletter 2nd Edition

This is the second Newsletter that was released in relation to the creation of the cycle path and shows the…

Cycle Route Project Newsletter

This is the first ever newsletter in regards to the York to Selby Railway Path and Cycle Route Project dated…

Creation of the Cycle Route Article

The map and information which is seen below is from May 1984 and shows the current cycle route. The information…

Kings Cross London to York Journey Time

The effect the the opening of the new line had on the reduction in travel time from London to York…

The Importance of Freight

Until 1962 rail companies were required by law to carry any load offered to them.  At first coal and other…

Rowntrees Passenger Service

The Rowntrees chocolate factory in York required many workers who needed transport to get to and from work from outlying…

The Railway Races

The steam train was for many years the fastest method of surface transport, but there were constraints on the exploitation…

Early Planning of the Route

The route of the railway owes its thanks to the notorious ‘Railway King’ George Hudson of York.  He promoted the…

An Account of Riccall Railway Station by Malcolm Webster

Malcolm worked at Riccall station in the 1950’s.  He remembers the 7.00am Rowntree’s train which went from Selby to York…

Selby Coalfield: Development Implications for British Rail

This is an archive from the Transport Ministries dated from 1974-1976, which is only accessible from The National Archives.  …

Selby Coalfield E.C.M.L. Diversion

This is an Archive held at The National Archives and shows the East Coast Main Line diversion from Temple Hirst…

NER York and Doncaster Bill 1864

The Parliamentary Bills and minutes of evidence is held at The National Archives and is only accessible there.   Reference…

Map of Escrick – 1890

  Copyright: The Francis Firth Collection

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