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Whitby and Pickering Railway

This line is open. It is one of the oldest railways in North East England and when first opened was not connected to any others despite the opening of the Stockton and Darlington Railway to the west. It was absorbed by the North Eastern Railway and a number of lines later made connections to it.

Part of the line is now the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

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Act 1833
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Opened 1835
Closed

Yes, but now a preserved line.

Clickable map of the Whitby and Pickering Railway.

Local area 

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This line is in the North Yorkshire Moors and runs from Pickering to Whitby.

Chronology 

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Part is now preserved as the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (Pickering to Grosmont) and part owned by Network Rail (Grosmont to Whitby).

Description of route

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From Whitby to Pickering. Some deviations on the original route were opened in later years which left Beckhole on a short branch.

Goathland

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This is a two platform station.


Page created on 19/01/1998
Page last edited on: 02/04/2012
Contact: Ewan Crawford