Signalling Record Society
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.
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|Filmed by:||Richard Pulleyn|
|Filmed on:||Wednesday 15 July 2015|
|Bridge Operator:||Maria Wyard|
|Mobile Operations Manager:||Brian Harris|
|Video Editor:||George Duncan|
|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.|
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