Monument record MYO4616 - Great Northern Railway (Northern Direct Line)

Summary

The original Great Northern Railway ran as far as Doncaster, using running powers from there to York. In 1863 the North Eastern Railway obtained authorisation to build a new direct route from Shaftholme Junction (north of Doncaster) to Chaloner Whin Junction (south of York) via Selby. Two connecting spurs were also authorised, one at Heck with the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, and another at Joan Croft Junction and Applehurst Junction with the West Riding and Grimsby Railway. Opened in 1871.

Location

Grid reference Centred SE 5982 4572 (3487m by 6582m)
Map sheet SE54NE
Civil Parish Acaster Malbis, City of York, North Yorkshire
Civil Parish Askham Bryan, City of York, North Yorkshire
Civil Parish Naburn, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire
Civil Parish Bishopthorpe, City of York, North Yorkshire
Civil Parish Deighton, City of York, North Yorkshire

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

The original Great Northern Railway ran as far as Doncaster, using running powers from there to York. In 1863 the North Eastern Railway obtained authorisation to build a new direct route from Shaftholme Junction (north of Doncaster) to Chaloner Whin Junction (south of York) via Selby. Two connecting spurs were also authorised, one at Heck with the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, and another at Joan Croft Junction and Applehurst Junction with the West Riding and Grimsby Railway. Opened in 1871.

1 South and west Yorkshire (the industrial West Riding) 277 vol.8 by David Joy
1 The north east 37 vol.4 by K Hoole


NMR, NMR data (Unassigned). SYO2214.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Sep 23 2019 2:12PM

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