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Signalling Record Society

FARSAP logo  Selby Swing Bridge

19th Century Bridge ... 21st Century Bridge Controls. That is the way of things at Selby where the swing bridge over the River Ouse remains in regular use.

The geographic location of the station can be seen on a current OS Map. The map will place this location at the centre of the map panel, 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.

Video Credits

Filmed by: Richard Pulleyn
Filmed on: Wednesday 15 July 2015
Narrator: Richard Pulleyn
Bridge Operator: Maria Wyard
Mobile Operations Manager: Brian Harris
Video Editor: George Duncan

Copyright © of the FARSAP videos belongs to the Friends of the National Railway Museum.
The material may be freely used except for sale or advertising purposes.

Key Chronology

1834 Leeds & Selby Railway opens to a station on the south bank of the River Ouse.
1840 Line across the River Ouse opened by Hull & Selby Railway.
1848 York and North Midland Railway opens from Barlby Junction to Market Weighton.
1871 North Eastern Railway opens from Barlby Junction to York.
1891 North Eastern Railway divert crossing of the Ouse over the new (present) bridge.
1965 Market Weighton line closed.
1983 York line closed - trains diverted via new route avoiding the Selby coal field.


Can you help?

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