Thirsk Town Old Station

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Thirsk Town Old Station

Post by lnerjp » Thu May 30, 2013 6:49 pm

Hi Chaps

I'm looking for information on Thirsk Town Old Station (The one that was used as a goods deport). Can anyone please point me in the direction of any drawings, plans, magazine articles?

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Re: Thirsk Town Old Station

Post by watcheronthebridge » Thu May 30, 2013 9:40 pm

The Disused Stations site has this entry which may be useful.

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Re: Thirsk Town Old Station

Post by Atlantic 3279 » Thu May 30, 2013 11:24 pm

I'd hesitate to rely on anything written by somebody who thinks that GNER was a nineteenth century railway company. The howling error isn't there just once in that linked article, it is a consistent failing.......
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Re: Thirsk Town Old Station

Post by Danby Wiske » Thu May 30, 2013 11:53 pm

Atlantic 3279 wrote:I'd hesitate to rely on anything written by somebody who thinks that GNER was a nineteenth century railway company.
It's all a matter of abbreviation - GNER used to be an acceptable term for the Great North of England Railway before the more recent franchise came into existence...

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Re: Thirsk Town Old Station

Post by watcheronthebridge » Fri May 31, 2013 7:08 am

Atlantic 3279 wrote:I'd hesitate to rely on anything written by somebody who thinks that GNER was a nineteenth century railway company. The howling error isn't there just once in that linked article, it is a consistent failing.......
No error there, not even a howling one. In 1841 there was indeed a Great North of England Railway (GNER) which by way of amalgamations and combinations with other companies became part of the North Eastern Railway in 1854. The GNER was founded in 1836 with the aim of building a main line from York to Newcastle but eventually only built the York to Darlington Bank Top section (and the branch from that line into Thirsk Town) all of which were completed in 1841.

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Re: Thirsk Town Old Station

Post by Bryan » Fri May 31, 2013 9:30 am

Here are the 2 sheets of the Line Diagram dated around 1914
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Thirsk Twn 1 a.jpg
Thirsk Town Branch Sheet 1-2
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Thirsk Town Branch Sheet 2-2

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Re: Thirsk Town Old Station

Post by 52D » Fri May 31, 2013 6:24 pm

I must admit when im referring to the Great North of England Railway in correspondence I insert a lower case of between the E and R to distinguish between the two companies as per GN of ER.
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Re: Thirsk Town Old Station

Post by drmditch » Fri May 31, 2013 6:38 pm

I'm sure that I've seen pictures of bricks (and possibly even an original somewhere) stamped GNER, and I'm reasonably sure that Sea Containers, even in their first flush of optimism, wouldn't have paid for that!

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Re: Thirsk Town Old Station

Post by lnerjp » Fri May 31, 2013 8:49 pm

Here are the 2 sheets of the Line Diagram dated around 1914

Absolutly brilliant Bryan, that's that bit sorted, now I need arcitectual drawings of the buildings. Are them drawings kept in the archive at Pickering by any chance?

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Re: Thirsk Town Old Station

Post by Bryan » Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:05 am

I do not know if any drawings of the Branch are kept at Pickering you would need to ask the archivist.
I will see if I can find his email address.
The Line diagrams I posted are part of my collection and are all I have on the branch.

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Re: Thirsk Town Old Station

Post by Atlantic 3279 » Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:53 am

Oooops! In future I must engage brain before opening mouth.......
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Re: Thirsk Town Old Station

Post by tomburnham » Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:08 pm

There is a photograph of Thirsk Town Station, looking east and showing the original shed and the 1848 carriage/goods addition of 1848, in A History of North Eastern Railway Architecture Volume 1: The Pioneers by Bill Fawcett and published by the North Eastern Railway Association.
Although there are no accompanying plans or drawings, a brief description confirms that there was little change to the buildings from 1855 until the closure of the goods station in October 1966.

Tom.

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