Signalling Record Society
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|Filmed by:||George Duncan|
|Filmed on:||Tuesday 5 May 2015|
|Narrators:||Richard Pulleyn, Neil Mackay and Phil Graham|
|Local Operations Manager:||Jon Derrick|
|Video Editor:||George Duncan|
|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.|
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