A History of Britain’s Railways
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.
Yes, but now a preserved
This line is in the North Yorkshire Moors and
runs from Pickering to Whitby.
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
From Whitby to Pickering. Some deviations on
the original route were opened in later years which left Beckhole on a short
This is a two platform station.
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Page last edited on: 02/04/2012
Contact: Ewan Crawford