Old railway Lines
North Bay Railway, Scarborough
Loco 1931 Neptune passes 1932 Triton at Beach Station, 3 August 2006. North Bay Railway (NBR) is a miniature railway in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England. It was built in 1931, to the gauge of 20 in (508 mm), and runs for approximately 7⁄8 miles (1.4 km) between Peasholm Park and Scalby Mills in the North Bay area of the town.
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North Bay Railway (NBR) is a miniature railway in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England. It was built in 1931, to the gauge of 20 in (508 mm), and runs for approximately 7⁄8 miles (1.4 km) between Peasholm Park and Scalby Mills in the North Bay area of the town.
The grand opening
The opening ceremony took place at 2 p.m. on Saturday 23 May 1931. The locomotive, Neptune, was officially handed over by the Chairman of the North Side Development Committee, Alderman Whitehead, to the Mayor of Scarborough, Alderman J.W. Butler, for the Entertainments Department. Alderman Whitehead made a short presentation speech:
“On behalf of the National Union of Drivers, Engineers and others, I have to present you, the first driver of the North Bay Railway Engine, with your insignia of office, your oil can and your ‘sweat rag’.”
The mayor was presented with a peaked cap, an oil can (adorned with a blue ribbon), and a rag, before driving the train from Peasholm Station non-stop to Scalby Mills, at which point the engine was transferred to the other end of the train for the return journey.
Timetable & Fares
FULL TIME RUNNING WILL START AGAIN 23RD MARCH 2013
23rd February – 22nd March 2013
Saturday & Sunday
Open 11am -3pm
Monday – Friday Closed
First train: 11 am from Peasholm Park
Then: On the hour and xx.30 from Peasholm Park and xx.15 and xx.45 from Scalby Mills. Until: 3pm
Glass House Cafe is open everyday over half term 16th – 24th February from 10am until 4pm
Child Single £2.10
Adults Single £2.60
Child Return £2.70
Adult Return £3.30
Children under the age of 3 travel free – Season ticket and group travel tickets are available
Scarborough North Bay Railway is a miniature railway. It was built in 1931, to the gauge of 1 ft 8 in, and runs for approximately 3/4 miles between Peasholm Park and Scalby Mills, offering beautiful views of Scarborough’s North Bay.
The line is now operated by the North Bay Railway Company Ltd. © Copyright Nigel Chadwick and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
While in Scarborough, you could also ride the Central Tramway:
The top station and, one of the two cars of Scarborough’s Central Tramway. It is a funicular railway which was opened in August 1881 when it was steam powered. Conversion to electrical power was undertaken in 1910, with the current cars date from 1932. The incline is as steep as 1 in 2. Behind the station is one of the corner turrets of the Grand Hotel. © Copyright K A and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Central Tramway, Scarborough. Despite its official name, it is probably better described as a funicular or cliff railway, as the cabins are not lifted vertically but are cable-hauled up a steep slope. Both cabins are in motion. © Copyright Christine Johnstone and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence