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A visit to Nunthorpe and the Esk Valley line including a description of No Signalman Token Remote (NSTR) working, the Train Protection & Warning System (TPWS) on this line and inter working with the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

The geographic location of the crossings (for there are two) can be seen on a current OS map. Key locations are Nunthorpe, Battersby. Grosmont and Whitby. The map will place the selected location at the centre of the map panel from whence you can scroll along the line, roll the mouse over the icon(s) to reveal what they represent. Increase the scale using the scale selector on the left to separate closely positioned icons.

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Video Credits

Filmed by: Richard Pulleyn
Filmed on: 7 June 2016
Narrators: Richard Pulleyn, Charles Weightman
Relief Signaller, Nunthorpe: Robert Thompson
Local Operations Manager: Andy Thexton
Video Editor: Derek Young

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Key Chronology

1835 Grosmont to Whitby opened by Whitby & Pickering Railway.
1845 Whitby & Pickering become part of the York and North Midland Railway.
1853 Middlesbrough to Guisborough opened by Middlesbrough & Guisborough Railway.
1854 York and North Midland Railway become part of the newly created North Eastern Railway.
1858 Middlesbrough & Guisborough Railway become part of the Stockton & Darlington Railway.
1858 Stokesley to Battersby and Kildale opened by North Yorkshire & Cleveland Railway.
1859 North Yorkshire & Cleveland Railway become part of the North Eastern Railway.
1861 Kildale to Castleton opened.
1863 Stockton & Darlington Railway become part of the North Eastern Railway.
1864 Nunthorpe to Battersby opened.
1865 Castleton to Grosmont opened.
1965 Battersby becomes a terminus on closure of line from Stokesley.
1984 No Signalman Token Remote working introduced.
1989 Battersby and Glaisdale signal boxes closed.


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