Bilton Junction and Harrogate - Ripon line

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Bilton Junction and Harrogate - Ripon line

Post by bilton » Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:07 pm

Are there any photos out there taken at or near Bilton Junction on the Harrogate to Ripon Line. I am now 80 and living in Scotland. Spent my teenage years spotting at Bilton Junction and would dearly like to be reminded of this long lost line.

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Re: Bilton Junction and Harrogate - Ripon line

Post by 52D » Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:32 pm

Bilton I don't know if you are aware of the fact that Alnmouth on the ECML was also once known in YN&BR/NER days as Bilton Junction.
Hi interested in the area served by 52D. also researching colliery wagonways from same area.

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Re: Bilton Junction and Harrogate - Ripon line

Post by JASd17 » Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:21 am

There are a few Bilton pictures on David Hey's website.

http://www.davidheyscollection.com/page26.htm

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Re: Bilton Junction and Harrogate - Ripon line

Post by PeterBrown » Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:05 pm

Interested to read your post about Bilton Junction, I too spent many hours there, including a box visit when signalman Bull was on duty (around 1960).
A railway colleague, Iain Dewar (two i) of mine took some colour photos ca 1970 before he joined the industry, and when the line was being dismantled, and the 5 pictures of the track recovery train show,
-from Bilton looking towards Starbeck and Dragon Junction
-Bilton signalbox with class 08 shunter, children on the walkway round the box which was used for cleaning the windows
-a silhouette shot of the train on Nidd viaduct taken from the bank
-the class 08 by Ripley Junction box which had served Pately Bridge
-Wormald Green station with the track being cut on site.
I hope these are of interest, attribution to Iain Dewar please

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Re: Bilton Junction and Harrogate - Ripon line

Post by jessy1692 » Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:02 pm

PeterBrown wrote:Interested to read your post about Bilton Junction, I too spent many hours there, including a box visit when signalman Bull was on duty (around 1960).
A railway colleague, Iain Dewar (two i) of mine took some colour photos ca 1970 before he joined the industry, and when the line was being dismantled, and the 5 pictures of the track recovery train show,
-from Bilton looking towards Starbeck and Dragon Junction
-Bilton signalbox with class 08 shunter, children on the walkway round the box which was used for cleaning the windows
-a silhouette shot of the train on Nidd viaduct taken from the bank
-the class 08 by Ripley Junction box which had served Pately Bridge
-Wormald Green station with the track being cut on site.
I hope these are of interest, attribution to Iain Dewar please
Hi there Peter, just been googling around and noticed this post and signed up, i live about 5 mins away from the remains of Bilton Junction and am building a model slowly, would be very interested to see these pictures if you can post on here?
Thanks
James

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Re: Bilton Junction and Harrogate - Ripon line

Post by PeterBrown » Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:27 pm

James,
Attached is a scan of the 5 photos by Iain Dewar.
Please contact me if any is of sufficient interest to merit individual scanning and posting.
Regards,

Peter Brown

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Re: Bilton Junction and Harrogate - Ripon line

Post by Wavey » Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:54 pm

I would love to see those photos. I lived in Starbeck and as a 6 year old used to walk the line with my dad in the days it was disused and we watched the demolition trains. I can remember that the track bed from Starbeck to Bilton was ash ballast and old track in traditional chairs as it had been in use just for freight. As we approached Bilton junction it changed to stone ballast and the track was newer looking.
I remember one evening there was a Drewery shunter in Starbeck yard and a chap was working on it - think it had failed. We watched a class 40 hauled demolition train come off the Ripon line at Starbeck north and head back towards York.

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Re: Bilton Junction and Harrogate - Ripon line

Post by jessy1692 » Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:24 pm

PeterBrown wrote:James,
Attached is a scan of the 5 photos by Iain Dewar.
Please contact me if any is of sufficient interest to merit individual scanning and posting.
Regards,

Peter Brown
Hi Peter, nothing attached unless im missing something? (being new to here im not sure if thats why i cant see anything is attached)

Scans and posting would be great if you could, im sure the pics will be of much interest, ill pm you my email address
Thanks
James

edit, also as im new i cant do pm's
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Re: Bilton Junction and Harrogate - Ripon line

Post by jessy1692 » Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:43 am

Cant send a PM by the looks of it yet...
Are you on RMweb?
Cheers
James

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Re: Bilton Junction and Harrogate - Ripon line

Post by sawdust » Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:40 pm

I too would love to see more photos, as I too was a childhood explorer of this area after the line was lifted, gaining access from the Ripley direction in my case.

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Bilton: Ripley Valley Box by Iain Dewar

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Bilton: Box by Iain Dewar

Post by PeterBrown » Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:47 pm

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Re: Bilton: Nidd viaduct by Iain Dewar

Post by PeterBrown » Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:50 pm

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Re: Bilton: Towards Starbeck by Iain Dewar

Post by PeterBrown » Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:51 pm

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