Tiled maps of the NER

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Re: Tiled maps of the NER

Post by Rlangham » Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:51 pm

Thanks Eden, very interesting post. I used all 3 cameras to photograph the Whitby map - the one on my digital camera came out very well, the one on my iPhone awful, so hope the one on my 1917 Kodak came at least halfway between the two if not better!
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Re: Tiled maps of the NER

Post by Starbeck50D » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:36 pm

The Tyne Dock map was at the south (Harton Jct) end of the island platform, on the west-facing wall. At some time, a wooden lean-to building had been added and one wall of this covered part of the map. I managed to chisel out the Tyne Dock tile in August 1971, before the fire. Unfortunately it came out in several pieces. After the local yobbos set the lean-to on fire, most of the tiles were scorched/blackened and cracked to the extent that they were no longer worth recovering (plus most were still firmly attached!). A couple of the tiles had been loosened by the heat and it was one of these which was sold at Malton. The Tyne Dock tile is here as I write.
Given the tender ages of myself and the other person involved (late teens / early 20s) and the "technology" we had available (a hammer and chisel plus goggles), it's remarkable that we got anything off the wall. The cement was just as good as the day it was put in, and as has been stated, the whole map was recessed into the brickwork, so you couldn't get under one corner and just lift the tiles.

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Re: Tiled maps of the NER

Post by PinzaC55 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:08 pm

Fascinating story!
It reminds me how, in 1979, I found this paper notice http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinzac55/3324376630/ on the wall of a bridge between Newcastle Station and the Keep. I guess it must have had a road sign fixed over it which was later taken down. I wanted to save it but couldn't think of any way to get it off the wall in one piece. :x

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Re: Tiled maps of the NER

Post by 52D » Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:01 pm

UPDATE;-
NERA were interested in the list of tiled maps and have published it in the supplement to the latest magazine i hope this leads to a bit more information coming out.
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Post by grinkle » Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:22 pm

Did it?

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Post by 52D » Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:32 pm

Unfortunatly no but im always looking for info.
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Re: Tiled maps of the NER

Post by thc » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:42 pm

I have read all the pages of this intriguing topic,but there seems to be some inconsistency regarding whether or not there was a map at Malton. I was a 'regular' at the station from 1951 onwards and I cannot recall ever seeing one!

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Post by 52D » Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:27 pm

Im afraid we must have exhausted all sources on the forum lets hope we sign up some newbies with more infp.
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Re: Tiled maps of the NER

Post by thc » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:30 pm

With regard to my questioning the existence of a tiled map at Malton, a fellow engine spotter [of similar vintage to myself] confirms that he also cannot recall there ever being one.

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Post by Eden Blyth » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:15 pm

thc wrote:I have read all the pages of this intriguing topic,but there seems to be some inconsistency regarding whether or not there was a map at Malton. I was a 'regular' at the station from 1951 onwards and I cannot recall ever seeing one!
There was certainly one there in NER days, thc, because I have a copy of a photo showing it. When I get a minute I'll track down the owner and see if he will let me post it on here. The map was located just to the north of the present entrance doorway, but at some stage was destroyed so that the entrance could be moved a few yards north, and in later years the door was moved again, pretty ironically, to its exact former location......!
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Post by Eden Blyth » Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:50 pm

Eden Blyth wrote:
thc wrote:I have read all the pages of this intriguing topic,but there seems to be some inconsistency regarding whether or not there was a map at Malton. I was a 'regular' at the station from 1951 onwards and I cannot recall ever seeing one!
There was certainly one there in NER days, thc, because I have a copy of a photo showing it. When I get a minute I'll track down the owner and see if he will let me post it on here. The map was located just to the north of the present entrance doorway, but at some stage was destroyed so that the entrance could be moved a few yards north, and in later years the door was moved again, pretty ironically, to its exact former location......!
Here it is. The owner, Mr John Stone of Norton, has very kindly allowed me to post it on here, but please don't reproduce it anywhere else without his permission. It isn't dated or annotated, but is very obviously Malton in the NER era. Can anybody spot any dating clues?
(My apologies if this should be in the Photographs section, Richard, but I've kept it in here for the sake of continuity.)
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Re: Tiled maps of the NER

Post by Rlangham » Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:55 pm

Can't help with dating (a look at the original may help by looking at the large poster with 'York' and 'Leeds' on the right), but what a wonderful photo, and shows how yes, the stations really were covered in advertisements back then!
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Re: Tiled maps of the NER

Post by Solario » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:42 pm

Like RLangham, I think that it is a great photo and I was struck by the number of ads on the station wall.

The date is difficult but it appears to be pre-grouping with two or three NER bill posters - a guess, about 100 years ago?

When you look closely, there are all sorts of things - a weighing machine, complete with handrails and a small weighbridge. I bet the same station trolleys would be still around in the 1960s.

Could that be a loco spring, just under the Stevens Inks ad? And what is the device just to the right of the tiled map? It looks a bit like a "What the butler saw" machine?

Many thanks for the posting, Eden.

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Re: Tiled maps of the NER

Post by 52D » Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:47 pm

That pic certainly adds to the topic Eden i have pics of Alnmouth covered in enamelled adverts but no view of the map yet.
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Re: Tiled maps of the NER

Post by thc » Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:56 pm

Yes, that certainly confirms it! Thanks for that.

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