Scarborough & Pickering Railway Through Time
Series: Through Time
- Robin Lidster
15th June 2014
The Scarborough & Pickering Railway line was opened on 16 July 1885. Having first been mooted 1848, it arrived three years after the opening of the York-Scarborough line, which branched out at Rillington and joined the hitherto independent Whitby-Pickering line. The line, however, closed in 1965, a victim of 'The Beeching Axe' and the Government's plan to substantially cut running costs and reshape the British railway system, at a time when the country's road network was growing rapidly. With its collection of 180 photographs, Scarborough & Pickering Railway Through Time brings the once busy days of the line back to life, when many thousands of holidaymakers would visit this part of the Yorkshire coast.