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11 December 2018
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Signalling Record Society

FARSAP logo Harrogate

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Video Credits

Filmed by: George Duncan
Filmed on: Tuesday 5 May 2015
Narrators: Richard Pulleyn, Neil Mackay and Phil Graham
Signaller: John Chambers
Local Operations Manager: Jon Derrick
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

1862 Line through Harrogate opened, connecting the former York and North Midland line from Church Fenton to the former Leeds and Thirsk line at Bilton Junction. A loop was opened at Pannal allowing Leeds and Thirsk line trains to serve Harrogate directly instead of requiring passengers to travel by road from Starbeck. The original York and North Midland terminus on the edge of the town at Brunswick closed, replaced by the new centrally located station; and the Dragon loop was opened allowing direct running from the new Harrogate station to Knaresborough.
1947 Harrogate North signal box opened by LNER as a replacement - there had been two previous boxes that carried this name.
1964 The line to Church Fenton closed.
1967 The link to Bilton Junction for the Starbeck to Melmerby section of Leeds and Thirsk line closed.
1981 Signal box renamed Harrogate on closure of Harrogate South signal box.
2012 Work station commissioned allowing Harrogate to replace Rigton and Horsforth signal boxes.


Can you help?

The project would love to hear from you, especially if you worked or still work in a signal box, and you are willing to provide reminiscences and / or pictures. Please contact the webmaster in the first instance.

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