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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…

Naburn Swing Bridge Photos

Some images of Naburn Swing Bridge courtesy of local history groups from  Riccall, Naburn and Bishopthorpe. Note the different structures…

Rolling Stock and Infrastructure at Riccall and Escrick – Photos

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