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17 September 2017
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11 January 2016

Signalling Record Society

FARSAP logo Starbeck

The geographic location of the signal box and crossing 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.



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Video Credits

Filmed by: George Duncan
Filmed on: Friday 27 September 2013
Narrators: Richard Pulleyn & Phil Graham
Signaller: Mark Brogden
Local Operations Manager: Jon Derrick
Video Editor: George Duncan

Key Chronology

1848 Leeds and Thirsk Railway opened between Weeton and Thirsk establishing the south to north line through Starbeck. Starbeck initially acted as the station for Harrogate being variously called Harrogate for Knaresborough, Harrogate High and High Harrogate.
1851 York and North Midland Railway opened from their temporary terminus, through Knaresborough to a north facing junction south of Starbeck station.
Leeds and Thirsk Railway renamed Leeds Northern Railway.
1854 Both railways become part of the newly created North Eastern Railway.
1857 Location name settled as Starbeck.
1862 Dragon Loop opened providing direct link from Starbeck to Harrogate.
1951 Pannal Junction to Starbeck South Junction section of Leeds and Thirsk line closed.
1969 Starbeck North Junction to Melmerby section of Leeds and Thirsk line closed.

 


Can you help?

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