Great North of England Railway

Introduction

This line is still open. This railway ran York to Darlington. The original intention was for the line to run from York to Newcastle. It became part of the North Eastern Railway.






Dates

  /  /    [Great North of England Railway]
[Newcastle and Darlington Junction Railway]
York and Newcastle Railway
The Newcastle and Darlington Junction Railway buys the Great North of England Railway and becomes the York and Berwick Railway.
  /  /1836[Great North of England Railway]
Authorised from York to Newcastle
04/07/1836[Great North of England Railway]
Act for line between Redhaugh Quay, Gateshead, and Croft, Darlington and on to York.
  /  /1841[Great North of England Railway]
Line opened from York to Darlington. The Darlington to Newcastle powers are transferred to the [Newcastle and Darlington Junction Railway].
05/10/1841[Great North of England Railway]
Powers from Darlington to Gateshead relinquished to Robert Davies, James Richardson and John Hotham of York acting on behalf of the [Newcastle and Darlington Junction Railway].

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

DB Cargo 66051 heads south at Holgate Jct whilst working the Wilton to Knowsley 'binliner' service on 14 September 2017. ...
John McIntyre 14/09/2017
Pioneer Voyager 220001, on a Newcastle to Guildford Cross Country service, leaves York passing Holgate Junction. The large running in ...
Mark Bartlett 18/07/2015
A freight accelerates away on the up ECML just south of York station in the summer of 1980. 40184 had recently restarted following a lengthy signal ...
John Furnevel 21/07/1980
Nearing the end of a three hour journey that started at Blackpool North, a Northern service slows for York. 158757 is just about to pass under the ...
Mark Bartlett 18/07/2015



Peak 45025 passing through the yards at York with a down freight in the summer of 1980. ...
John Furnevel 23/07/1980
Skelton Junction York, Leeds service passing. ...
Ewan Crawford //
An EE Type 4 coming off the York station avoiding line on the approach to Skelton Junction with a northbound ballast train in July 1980 . ...
John Furnevel 21/07/1980
View south from Skelton Junction as 47407 leaves York with a Newcastle train in 1980. ...
John Furnevel 23/07/1980


A smokebox door mocked up and purporting to be from Raven Q6 0-8-0 63412 adorns the wall of the entrance foyer of The Sidings Hotel and ...
David Pesterfield 29/06/2014
Freightliner 66588 on the northbound slow line at Overton Lane overbridge near Beningbrough on 12 February with a rake of empty coal wagons. ...
David Pesterfield 12/02/2015
66711 on First GBRF Drax Power Station to Tyne Dock empty northbound working passes Shipton north of York at 10.35 on 25 Mar '10 just after loaded ...
David Pesterfield 25/03/2010
66712 Peterborough Power Signalbox on southbound First GBRF loaded Tyne Dock to Drax Power Station working passes Shipton north of York at 10.33 just ...
David Pesterfield 25/03/2010

A view across the work site for the bridge replacement on Warehill Lane, south east of Tollerton on 29 December. The large Ainscough crane used to ...
David Pesterfield 29/12/2015
A view looking east at the extremely shabby rail overbridge over the east coast main line on Station Road at Tollerton north of York. It is expected ...
David Pesterfield 07/02/2016
A large Ainscough scissor crane by Warehill Lane road overbridge work site between Tollerton and the A19 road. A new bridge has been installed, ...
David Pesterfield 29/12/2015
Station House at Tollerton, North Yorkshire, photographed in March 2010. View is east with Tollerton village behind the camera and with the road on ...
John Furnevel 25/03/2010

The former goods shed and yard at Alne, seen looking north east from the roadside on 25 March 2010. Alne station closed to passengers in 1958 and was ...
John Furnevel 25/03/2010
The extent of the rebuild of the former crossing keepers cottage at Alne in this updated view shows how the original structure (centre section) has ...
David Pesterfield 27/07/2013
View over the former Easingwold Branch level crossing on Station Road at Alne Station in November 2009. View is towards the ECML with the raised ...
David Pesterfield 22/11/2009
View across former Easingwold Branch level crossing on Station Road at Alne station looking towards the ECML running just beyond the farthest tree ...
David Pesterfield 22/11/2009

The access road to the former coal depot sited at the south end of the downside platform at the former Raskelf Station. View looking in an easterly ...
David Pesterfield 07/01/2019
View of the track leading to the down platform at the former Raskelf Station, running by the former workers' cottages. View looking in an easterly ...
David Pesterfield 07/01/2019
The former Raskelf Station workers' cottages seen looking in an easterly direction from Hag Lane on 7 January 2019. The ECML runs beyond the far end ...
David Pesterfield 07/01/2019
The still fully complete weighbridge office, and weigh platform, for the former coal depot sited adjacent to the south end of Raskelf Station downside ...
David Pesterfield 07/01/2019

GBRf 66738 Huddersfield Town runs south on the ECML towards Raskelf Bridge on a Tyne Coal Terminal to Drax Power Station working on 15 May 2018. It is ...
David Pesterfield 15/05/2018
A chance view of two then Virgin East Coast workings crossing near Raskelf Bridge sited just south of Bishophouse Junction for the Malton & Pickering ...
David Pesterfield 28/05/2018



Whilst there is nothing remaining of the former station at Sessay, closed 1958, there is still a fair amount of infrastructure to be seen at the site ...
David Pesterfield 12/04/2019
View looking east to the narrow steeply ramped road bridge crossing the East Coast Main Line at the south end of the former Sessay Station site. ...
David Pesterfield 12/04/2019
Whilst there is nothing remaining of the former station at Sessay, there is still a fair amount of infrastructure to be seen at the site of the ...
David Pesterfield 12/04/2019
Whilst there is nothing remaining of the former station at Sessay, there is still a fair amount of infrastructure to be seen at the site of the ...
David Pesterfield 12/04/2019

GBRf (ex Eurospec) 66745 heading south at Thirsk just before 15.00 on 27 December 2018 with the 11.27 North Blyth to Drax Power Station loaded coal ...
David Pesterfield 27/12/2018
Colas Class 70 70814 is seen heading south with a loaded GBRf biomass working from Tyne Dock to Drax Power Station during a loan period for assessing ...
David Pesterfield 30/03/2018
Arriving at the platform is the slightly late 15.31 TPE ex York to Middlesbrough. Yes, it WAS blowy and raining! (Storm Brian strikes). ...
Bruce McCartney 21/10/2017
The Down side waiting shelter at Thirsk Station, with the first northbound Grand Central working of the day to Sunderland standing at platform 2 on ...
David Pesterfield 11/07/2018

Shortly after leaving the East Coast main line at Cordio Junction the line to Leeds via Ripon and Harrogate crossed the A167 road south of North ...
David Pesterfield 17/06/2017
A CrossCountry Voyager passing Otterington on the down ECML approaching Northallerton on 3 October 2008. The station closed to passenger traffic in ...
John Furnevel 03/10/2008



TPE 185128, heading south towards York, about to leave Northallerton Station on 2nd June 2019.
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Peter Todd 02/06/2019
The late running 15.50 ex Middlesbrough TransPennine Express service to Manchester Airport rushes past Low Gates signalbox on 14 January as it ...
David Pesterfield 14/01/2012
Grand Central Trains 11.23 Kings Cross - Sunderland HST service photographed on the approach to Low Gates level crossing on 9 July 2012, shortly after ...
John Furnevel 09/07/2012
The 13.50 Middlesbrough - Manchester Airport First TransPennine service about to run over Low Gates level crossing on the approach to Northallerton ...
John Furnevel 09/07/2012

91108 propels an ECML service south at speed passing Castle Hills Junction. This image was taken from a train on the adjacent reversing line. The ...
Mark Bartlett 21/03/2015
The main line connection for the Wensleydale Railway is a reversing siding at Castle Hills Junction alongside the ECML just north of Northallerton ...
Mark Bartlett 21/03/2015





Looking north to the poorly maintained and narrow width ECML over-bridge across the A167 Northallerton Road, a short distance to the south of Croft on ...
David Pesterfield 19/11/2017