North Bay Railway Scarborough

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North Bay Railway Scarborough

Post by TrevorJ »

When originally constructed there was a turning circle at Scalby Mills station, part of which was enclosed in a tunnel. Alterations in (I believe) the 1970s, saw the line shortened and the station rebuilt. It now has a turntable on the headshunt but I recall that before the turntable was installed, locos were turned on a triangle of track pointing at right angles to the running line. Does anyone else remember this triangle or is my memory playing tricks with me after all these years?
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Post by Dave »

You are correct there was a triangle, I remember the loco wheels riding up on the rails as it used it, as it was so tight.
I also remember the tunnel.
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