Author:   Nick Deacon

Published:   2024
Format:   Hardback
Pages:   78

Status:   In Stock


Taking the Train from Darlington to Whitby by Nick Deacon. Drawing largely on steam-era images this book moves from the railway epicentre of Darlington to the industrial conurbations of Stockton and Middlesbrough and its concentration of loco sheds before heading east towards Redcar and Saltburn on the North Sea coast.

The traveller then follows the stunning coastal route as far as Whitby before heading inland again for the dales and vales along the Esk Valley line via Grosmont and Battersby and also taking the opportunity to visit some of the more obscure and long closed railway locations en route.

Most of the photographs were taken during times when steam was largely unchallenged on passenger and goods services throughout the area, but added to the mix are a few images of ‘first generation’ DMUs which were introduced onto the routes from 1957.