Withernsea to Hull railway – nostalgic journey delight!

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!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFfy5ZVi-XA&feature=player_embedded
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 (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 founded the Hedon Blog and is the Hedon correspondent for the Holderness Gazette.

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

  1. 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!

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