Saturday, 6 November 2010
All Change at Scarborough
Here's a view which may provide a little bit of a contrast with my previous visit to Scarborough. The large mechanical gantry has now and new colour lights are in its place; also gone is the wonderful selection of bullhead track, replaced with modern flatbottom on all concretes. It flows beautifully through the station throat.
This is not something to despair about, this is the railway evolving, as it has done for the last two hundred years - this is progress. The old gantry isn't lost though, it'll be installed very soon at Grosmont as part of the NYMR's remodelling of the station to improve access to the Whitby line and Falsgrave box will remain in place, not as a signal box but as a memorial to the old infrastructure.