Operational from 16 July 1885 to 6 March 1965

Index & Map

Stations

Scalby

Sidings

Junctions

Rolling Stock

Bridges

YCR Home Page

A Brief History

YCR Routes Page

Trailway Watch

MISSING LINKS WILL BE ADDED AS PAGES ARE CREATED

Scarborough

Whitby Town

Scalby

Cloughton

Hayburn Wyke

Staintondale

Ravenscar

Fyling Hall

Robin Hoodís Bay

Hawsker

Bent Rigg Lane

Gallows Close Yard

Northstead Carriage

Hayburn Wyke

Ravenscar Brick Works

Prospect Hill

Falsgrave

Viaducts

Larpool

Woodlands Ravine

Timetables

Copyright Issues

Trailway Watch

This page has been created to report on what is currently happening to the route of the former railway, presently being used as a footpath/cycleway.

Should it ever be decided to reinstate the Scarborough to Whitby railway line it needs to be kept free of obstacles. To date, not many obstacles have been created but the odd planning approval here and there by Scarborough Borough Council could quickly change things.


Present obstacles noted, in route order are:

1.

Supermarket located at the site of Gallows Close yard.

2.

Recent bridge works at Woodlands Ravine, lowering the clearance under the bridge.

3.

Scalby station and environs now a housing estate.

4.

Two bridges demolished over roads, one beside Fyling Hall station, another near Robin Hoods Bay.

5.

A171 road bridge over track near Hawsker removed.


Items 2, 4 and 5 could be fairly easily overcome (though why was 2 allowed to happen so recently?)
Items 1 and 3 showed no forethought by planning officials in post when these were approved. Would it happen now?

Footpath Closures

Strangely the former track bed is undergoing the process of electrification at the moment. This has led to the path being closed at various locations periodically. Those using the path as an off road cycle route are being forced onto nearby roads, some of which are very busy, and for those unfamiliar with the route-probably most holiday makers-no diversion signs are displayed.
One has to wonder why it necessary to lay an electric cable between Scarborough and Whitby when the National Grid already do a perfectly good job. Perhaps Scarborough Council donít know what to do with all the council tax they receive!

Footpath Closures