Arksey and the Great Northern Railway

Arksey Station

It might surprise some people to learn that Arksey once had a railway station. The fact that it is now completely eradicated could account for this. What is not surprising to anyone who has to travel through the village regularly, is that Arksey is only accessible (directly from Bentley) by crossing the east coast railway … Read more

In Connection with Ullswater

Originally printed in the Great Northern News No. 208 – July/August 2016 Allan Sibley As a change from our usual GNR holiday postcard for the July/August GNN cover I thought we should have another look at this poster which I first encountered on the wall of the office of the Ullswater Navigation & Transit Company at Glenridding … Read more

London Road Low Level Regeneration

Restoration by:Family First Trust Projects Agency This is a historical document from the mid-1980s that was created by an organisation which provided temporary work for unemployed people at that time. We have added this page to the website (along with the original document) because of both its GNR interest and the social history at the … Read more


Peterborough Station

Apart from the odd chimney, pylon and part-demolished windmill, this panoramic view over Peterborough looks remarkably uncluttered compared with today’s skyline. 1A20 appears very smart in its unbroken blue and grey livery. The source of this early 1970s image is unmistakably a Kodachrome slide! [Tony Kirby] Peterborough (235.09) – David Ingleby Tony Kirby’s image of … Read more