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Photos Taken at Bridlington Station

All photographs are copyright A.M. Ross who has kindly given permission for them to be put on


Class 117 DMU

Summer Saturday's Scarborough to Leicester, platform 5. August 1991

This was the last 'long distance' summer Saturdays Only service to work through Bridlington, from Scarborough to Leicester and comprised a Derby Surburban 3 car Class 117 Diesel Multiple unit with a 3+2 seating. No luggage space!

The train ran out via York to Scarborough, where it reversed, then called at Filey and Bridlington. It used the 'Analby Curve' in HUll and the east/south curve at Gascoinge Wood, west of Selby to regain it's original route.

B16 4-6-0 No. 61443

B16 4-6-0 No. 61443 waits at Platform 2

The summer Saturday 9:05am Liverpool (Exchange) to Scarborough service. This train ran via Wigan, Bury, Rochdale, Wakefield, Castleford, Selby and Market Weighton and had Liverpool Bank Hall motive power as far as Gascoigne Wood, Selby.

The overall roof was removed in 1961, and the two platforms it covered are now part of a housing estate. Photographed in August 1957.

The passengers are waiting to cross the line by the 'barrow crossing' at the platform end in preference to climbing the steps of the footbridge. On the left, a very long additional Saturday service stands at platform 5.

In July 1956 this would have been the 1:52pm departure from platform 2 for Filey and Scarborough.

J11 0-60 No 64286

Ex- GC J11 0-6-0 No 64286 leaving for Filey Holiday Camp (Butlins) August 1953.

The 16 year-old photographer (AM Ross) was using his newly aquired camera (f.3.5 lens, focal plane shutter to 1/500th sec), payed for out of paper-round earnings for the first time.

The service is the 10:30am SO Sheffield Victoria Filey Holiday Camp.

July 1956 departure would have been the 1:02pm service from platform 1.

B1 4-6-0 No 61165

The immaculate Mexborough B1 4-6-0 No 61165 leaves with a summer Saturday train to Rotherham Central in August 1955.

Bridlington MPD's or spotters on the right with Bridlington South Signal Box on the left.

In July 1956 this departure was the 1:25pm from platform 7

K3 2-6-0 No 61872

K3 2-6-0 No. 61872 leaving with the Filey Holiday Camp to Kings Cross SO restaurant car express. Station Pilot 4MT 2-6-0 No 43131 hauls empty stock out of platform 8.

The 17 year old photographer (AM Ross) had a lineside photographic permit from BR, photographed on a July or August Saturday in 1954.

The train ran via Hull, using the connection from Cottingham South to Hessle Road to bypass Paragon Station and called at Doncaster, Grantham (Peterborough in subsequent years) arriving in the capital 5 hours after leaving Bridlington.

In July 1956 this service departed platform 5 at 11:50am.

K3 2-6-0 No 61941

K3 2-6-0 No 61941 arrives at platform 5 with a summer Saturday train from Scarborough direction. Platform 6 is the bay platform. Gresley coaches are parked in platform 7 which together with Platform 8 were normally used only for summer week-end traffic.

The date is 5th September 1953 and the train is the 12:22pm Filey Holiday Camp to Manchester Exchange calling at Hudderfield, Stalybridge and Manchester. This was usually a Nevillie Hill duty as far as Leeds (City). The K3 was probably the Dairycoates standby engine at Filey Camp station.

The train in platform 7 is probably the 1:27pm to Rotherham (Central), travelling via Cottingham South and Hessle Road Hull. It was usually a Mexborough B! duty.

By JUly 1956 this train had become the 11:23am departure to Manchester Victoria and left from platform 4 not 5. The 1:27pm to Rotherham Central now left at 1:25pm still using platform 7.

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