York and North Midland Railway


This line is still open. This railway ran from Castleford, near Leeds, to York. It expanded by acquisition and new lines to Leeds, Harrogate, Whitby, Scarborough, Bridlington and Beverley. It became part of the North Eastern Railway.


  /  /1836York and North Midland Railway
Company incorporated.
  /  /1839York and North Midland Railway
Line opened.
  /  /1845York and Scarborough Line (York and North Midland Railway)
Opened from York to Scarborough.
21/07/1845York and North Midland Railway
Act for a branch from Church Fenton to Harrogate via Wetherby.
  /  /1847Harrogate Branch (York and North Midland Railway)
Opened from Church Fenton to Spofforth.
  /  /1848Harrogate Branch (York and North Midland Railway)
Line extended from Spofforth to Harrogate (Brunswick).
  /  /1854York and North Midland Railway Malton and Driffield Junction Railway York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway Leeds and Thirsk Railway West Hartlepool Harbour and Railways North Eastern Railway
Companies merge to form the North Eastern Railway.
  /  /1862Harrogate Branch (York and North Midland Railway)
Harrogate (Brunswick) closed.
  /  /1961Harrogate Branch (York and North Midland Railway)
Wetherby West Junction to Wetherby East Junction closed
  /  /1964Harrogate Branch (York and North Midland Railway)
Crimple Junction (Harrogate) to Wetherby closed
  /  /1966Harrogate Branch (York and North Midland Railway)
Wetherby to Church Fenton closed

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

A grounded railway carriage by the entrance to a livery stable close to the former Burton Salmon station, although now becoming more obscured by ...
David Pesterfield 14/04/2016
View along a grounded railway carriage near the former Burton Salmon station. ...
David Pesterfield 14/04/2016
09014 hauls an MGR rake south at Burton Salmon on 7 March 1997. The wagons are on their way to Knottingley for servicing. ...
David Pesterfield 07/03/1997
National Power's 59205 approaching Burton Salmon with a coal train from the Selby coalfield Gascoigne Wood loading point to Drax Power Station in ...
David Pesterfield 07/03/1997
4 of 4 images.

An unidentified Transpennine Express class 185 DMU, running on the Castleford line, approaches Hillam Gates level crossing near Monk Fryston during ...
David Pesterfield 15/08/2017
DB Cargo operated EWS liveried 66096 proceeds across Hillam Gates level crossing on 12 May with a loaded biomass working from Hull or Immingham to ...
David Pesterfield 12/05/2016
View over the embankment on the east side across lines to the closed signal box near Milford South Junction. The box formerly controlled the south to ...
David Pesterfield 19/05/2016
DB palindromic numbered 66066 opens up as it crosses Betteras Hill Road level crossing heading south shortly after leaving Milford Junction sidings on ...
David Pesterfield 18/05/2015
4 of 4 images.

The RCTS East Midlander No 5 makes a photostop at Church Fenton on 13 May 1962. Locomotives in charge from Nottingham Victoria to Darlington ...
K A Gray /05/1962
92220 Evening Star storms under the footbridge at Church Fenton with The Pennine Ranger on 29th October 1977. Organised by the Midland & ...
Bill Jamieson 29/10/2007
Peak 45050 takes a train through Church Fenton heading for Pontefract on 14 August 1980
Peter Todd 14/08/1980
37119 passing Church Fenton in August 1980 with a freight heading towards York. ...
Peter Todd 14/08/1980
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The former Station House and down side station building at Copmanthorpe, standing alongside the east coast main line to the south of York. ...
David Pesterfield 14/05/2011
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45034 passing through Chaloners Whin Junction south of York heading for Sheffield on 12 May 1979
Peter Todd 12/05/1979
Deltic 55014 The Duke of Wellington's Regiment passing Chaloner's Whin Junction south of York in May 1979 with an ECML service bound for Kings ...
Peter Todd 12/05/1979
20053+20093 passing through Chaloners Whin Junction, south of York, heading south west with a freight on 12 May 1979.
Peter Todd 12/05/1979
3 of 3 images.

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 cattle wagon in the dock near Holgate Junction, seen from a passing train in 1974. This seems very late in the history of livestock by rail.
Bill Roberton //1974
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
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