Country Railway Routes

Hull to Hornsea & Withernsea

plus the Spurn Head Railway

by Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith

The two branches developed to serve holidaymakers and commuters, plus local freight needs. Thus we witness a variety of rolling stock.

Surprisingly, we see the coast line from the air. There is also ‘mail by rail by sail’ and there is much about Hull’s eastern docks.

 

Reviews:

'Authors Vic Mitchell and Keith Smith, and Middleton Press's design team, have established an impressive format for this series of railway-related books. They include well-chosen images from many sources, informative captions, maps, timetables, tickets, route gradient diagrams and old advertisements for railway-related hotels (temperance and licensed!).'
(Nigel Fisher, 7th October 2019, http://nigelfishersbriggblog.blogspot.com

'The long-anticipated Middleton-style treatment of every station shows how impressive the Hornsea terminus once was with its overall roof.... There is also an account of the isolated Spurn Head Railway, which between 1915 and 1952 strengthened the defence of the Humber Estuary... Another good Middleton effort.'
(Steam World, Issue 383, May 2019)

Book Details

Author
Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith
Series
Country Railway Routes
Publisher
Middleton Press Ltd
Published
23 March 2019
Reprinted
05 December 2020
ISBN
9781910356272
Language
English
Format
Hardback
Dimensions
240 x 174 mm
Weight
480g
General
96 Pages
120 Photographs
Large Scale Maps
Other details of local history

Stations & Locations

Stations Photo
Hull Paragon 1
Hull 2-7
Botanic Gardens 8-17
Stepney 18-22
Wilmington 23-28
Sutton-on-Hill 29-32
Swine 33-35
Skirlaugh 36-39
Ellerby 40
Whitedale 41-43
Sigglesthorne 44-47
Wassand 48-49
Hornsea Bridge 50-54
Hornsea 55-57
Hornsea Town 58-64
Southcoates 65-69
Marfleet 70
Hedon 71-74
Rye Hill & Burstwick 75-78
Keyingham 79-80
Ottringham 81-83
Winestead 84
Patrington 85-88
Withernsea 89-97
Spurn Head Railway 98-120