Withernsea to Hull railway – nostalgic journey delight!

Withernsea to Hull Railway - Ottringham

THIS VIEW FROM A CAB OF A DIESEL TRAIN travelling the Withernsea to Hull route is a nostalgic delight! Taken in 1957 the whole journey is speeded up to take just over 4 minutes. Expect to see the old Holderness railway stations whizz by – but don’t blink!

This video was found on YouTube by Justin Macartney of Seaside FM 105.3 and shows perhaps one of the first journeys by a diesel engine following British Rail’s ‘dieselisation’ from 1955 onwards.

The Hull and Holderness passenger service was closed following the Beeching report (published in 1963) and the last passenger train ran on 19th October 1964. See Wikipedia for more information

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Ray Duffill (Editor)
Ray Duffill (Editor)
Ray Duffill (photo by Neil Holmes) is a former community development manager but now describes himself as a beat-blogger or citizen-journalist. Ray lives in Hedon and also edits the Hedon Blog and is the Hedon correspondent for the Holderness Gazette.

2 Comments on "Withernsea to Hull railway – nostalgic journey delight!"

  1. Carol Osgerby | March 14, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Reply

    Brilliant! Thanks for sharing that. We used to do the trip from Ryehill or Hedon into town for shopping on Holderness Road, also occasional trips to Withernsea. I think I was 9 when the line closed!

  2. The recent interview with Seaside FM reminded me of this treasure!

    This is a fantastic video and will have us bursting with nostalgia!

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