Whitby West Cliff railway station

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Whitby West Cliff
WhitbyWestCliffStation.jpg
The former station on Whitby's West Cliff
Location
Place Whitby
Area Scarborough
Coordinates 54°29′16″N 0°37′41″W / 54.487708°N 0.628000°W / 54.487708; -0.628000Coordinates: 54°29′16″N 0°37′41″W / 54.487708°N 0.628000°W / 54.487708; -0.628000
Grid reference NZ889111
Operations
Original company WR&MUR
Pre-grouping North Eastern Railway
Platforms 2
History
1883 Opened
1961 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
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Whitby West Cliff railway station was a railway station on the Whitby Redcar and Middlesbrough Union Railway. It was opened on 3 December 1883, to serve the West Cliff area of the town of Whitby, North Yorkshire, England. It closed on 12 June 1961 meaning trains from Scarborough had to reverse at Prospect Hill junction to go to Whitby.

References[edit]

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  • Chapman, Stephen (2008). York to Scarborough Whitby & Ryedale. Bellcode Books. ISBN 1871233194. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Williams, Michael Aufrère (2010). 'A more spectacular example of a loss-making branch would be hard to find.' A financial history of the Whitby-Loftus line 1871-1958 (M.A. thesis). University of York. 
  • Williams, Michael Aufrère (2012). The Whitby-Loftus Line. Jet Coast Development Trust. ISBN 978-0-9567890-1-3. 
  • Williams, Michael Aufrère (March 2013). ""A more spectacular example of a loss-making branch would be hard to find." Is this really the case?". Journal of the Railway and Canal Historical Society (216): 33–46. 
  • Williams, Michael Aufrère (November 2013). "The Viaducts and Tunnels of the Whitby-Loftus line". Journal of the Railway and Canal Historical Society (218): 33–47. 
  • Williams, Michael Aufrère (January 2014). "The Tunnels and Viaducts of the Whitby-Loftus line". Forgotten Relics of an Enterprising Age. 
  • Williams, Michael Aufrère (March 2014). "A Difficult Year in the History of the Whitby, Redcar and Middlesbrough Union Railway". Journal of the Railway and Canal Historical Society (219): 32–41. 
  • Williams, Michael Aufrère (November 2014). "Closing a line before Beeching: the end of the Whitby-Loftus line". Journal of the Railway and Canal Historical Society (221): 149–58. 
  • Williams, Michael Aufrère (November 2015). "The importance of fieldwork in researching railway history". Journal of the Railway and Canal Historical Society (224): 377–87. 
  • Williams, Michael Aufrère (Summer 2016). "The Suez Specials". The Gresley Observer. The Gresley Society (169): 19–27. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Sandsend
Line and station closed
  North Eastern Railway
Whitby Redcar and Middlesbrough Union Railway
  Whitby Town
Line closed, station open
Hawsker
Line and station closed
  North Eastern Railway
Scarborough & Whitby Railway
  Terminus