Y.D.R. NEWS

The Journal of the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
& Yorkshire Dales Railway Museum Trust.

THE MAGAZINE HAS RECENTLY BEEN RELAUNCHED, AND THE WEBSITE WILL BE UPDATED SHORTLY TO REFLECT THIS. ISSUE 85 IS ON SALE IN THE SHOPS FOR 2.50.

The magazine is available in full from either of the Railway's shops (at Embsay and Bolton Abbey Stations) for 2.50, and what can be found here is a lower quality version of the current edition, as well as a selection of articles from back issues. This is being expanded slowly - please be patient!

Latest issue now out! Extracts from No. 84 are now on the website.

The other purpose of this site is to keep you up-to-date with the railway - please see below for recent photographs of Bolton Abbey signalbox, or follow the links to Latest News or the Newsline.

Bolton Abbey signalbox

Below are some photos from the Bolton Abbey signalbox project showing the frame being installed. Click to enlarge.
(c) Tim Warner
The signalbox at Bolton Abbey is the former Midland Railway 'box from Guiseley which was moved to the railway when the station at Bolton Abbey was rebuilt. (See right)
(c) Tim Warner
(c) Wendy Anderson
This photo shows the process of removal of the 'box from Guiseley, taken from the end of the platform. Fortunately the 'box was of such a design that we were able to separate teh top without cutting through any of the uprights which is the was some have to be moved!
(c) Wendy Anderson
(C) William Lister
A view of the frame from above as it was first placed in the 'box. The levers are very small as they do not need any force to operate - the signals and points are operated electro-pneumatically.
(c) William Lister
(C) William Lister
The frame in the 'box looking more towards the station buildings (just visible through the window). The compactness of this is clear!
(c) William Lister
(C) William Lister
The basic frame is now seen in its final position, ready for completion...
(c) William Lister
(C) William Lister
...and seen here in a more complete state.
(c) William Lister
(C) William Lister
This time the whole unit is seen from the door of the 'box.
(c) William Lister
(C) William Lister
Although the 'box is not ready to be commissioned for quite some time, the installation of the frame means that the Waiting Room on platform 2 at Embsay can be brought back into use (this was where it had been stored since acquisition). It may be possible to look around the 'box when it has been completed until it is brought back into use.
(c) William Lister
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