Archive items in 1980

Starting work on the ECML – Nick Beilby

Nick Beilby worked on the East Coast Main Line from the age of 19. Here he recounts his experience as…

The birth of the National Cycle Network – an interview with John Grimshaw

This is an oral recording (and transcription) of a description of the origins of Sustrans and the construction of the…

Selby: The Saving Grace for Coal

This short documentary made during the 1984/85 Miner’s Strike places the development of the Selby coalfield in the context of…

There’s Life North of Watford: Mining

This documentary details the impact of the Selby Complex on Yorkshire and the hope it provided for the future of…

The Selby Complex by Dave Douglass

This article provides a general history of the Selby Coalfield. It has a particular emphasis on industrial relations at Selby…

LNER Encyclopedia – Historical Website

This website “The London and North Eastern Railway Encyclopedia” has a wealth of information. We intend to identify a selection…

Diversion of the East Coast Main Line around the Selby coalfield

Four folders titled “Diversion of the East Coast Main Line around the Selby coalfield: Contract liaison meetings with British Rail,…

Route Diagram of the Cycle Route

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…

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