Friday, 12 August 2011
Gone for a Burton
I was going past Burton Agnes earlier today - it's a place known best for the stately home within the village however if you can head away from there and towards the railway, there is an absolute gem waiting for you!
It's the original signalbox at the station and it still stands, in private ownership as far as I am aware, as part of the former station buildings. Perhaps what makes it more remarkable as a survivor is that it was replaced by a larger structure and hasn't been used for its original purpose for a very long time.
The Hull - Scarborough line has a few delightful spots along its way which are well worth a visit in their own right and this is even after much resignalling and modernisation.