Archive

The archive will remain a ‘work-in-progress’. If you have found 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 files. 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 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.

 

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

Report on the Architectural Design of the Selby Shaft Sites

A “coffee table” publication dated May 1979 by architects Fletcher Ross & Hickling for the National Coal Board North Yorks…

The Need for Tactical Exploration of the Selby Coalfield, North Yorkshire

An item describing the need for exploration at the Selby coalfield in North Yorkshire.

North Eastern Railway: York, Selby and Doncaster line

This is an item about the North Eastern Railway on the York, Selby and Doncaster line. At some point we…

Diversion of the East Coast Mainline at Selby Coalfield

This is a file of the diversion at the East Coast mainline at Selby Coalfield. It is currently held at…

Selby Coalfield: Development Implications for British Rail

An open document on the Selby coalfield’s development implications for the British Rail from 1974-1976. This document is held at…

Selby Mines 2018 – North Selby, Riccall, Stillingfleet, Wistow, Whitemoor and Gascoigne Wood

All the coal extracted from the Selby coalfield was taken out via the Gascoigne Wood railhead. A number of access…

Railway Land Plans and Sections, 1863-1864, York and Doncaster

Original land plans and sections created in 1863 – 1864 by the railway company surveyor for the proposed line from…

Railway to Greenway Rail Heritage Scoping Schedule

This excel file was compiled by Sophie Vohra of York University as a scoping exercise identifying documents that might be…

Signal Box Closures for East Coast Mainline diversion

Station and signal box closure history This item lists the sequence of station and closures leading up to the diversion…

Wildflowers June 2011

These photographs were taken in June 2011 by Peter Huxford. Includes a bee orchid somewhere between Moor Lane and Escrick…

Selby Coalfield Sites 2018

Selby coalfield, the largest and most modern in Europe, was developed between 1972 and 1984, and by 1990 was producing…

CGI recreates trains at Bishopthorpe and Naburn bridges

Local film-maker Dave Thorp has created an amazing CGI recreation of trains passing through Bishopthorpe and over the bridges at…

Incidents at BOCM outside Selby

These dramatic accounts were submitted by Cyril Pickup who worked at BOCM at Barlby, just north of Selby friom 1953…

Living by the line – 1972

York to Selby line I first saw the rented bungalow by the railway line back in July 1972, the day…

Escrick Sidings Nature Reserve and Maze Picnic Spot

When Sustrans purchased what is now the Solar System Greenway in the 1980s for ¬£1.00, they sold on the sidings…

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