Is this a station sign? [Photograph]

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Is this a station sign? [Photograph]

Postby Malton Seadog » Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:43 pm

I found this in my garden in Amotherby, North Yorkshire.

The village used to have a station on the Malton to Thirsk line.

Is this half of the old station sign?

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Re: Is this a station sign? [Photograph]

Postby sheep21 » Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:45 pm

doesnt look BR and looks too old (enamel\ tin?) to be private era. My guess (and it is a guess) is that its not.

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Re: Is this a station sign? [Photograph]

Postby wobblybob » Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:34 pm

The colours/layout are the same as the Pickering station signs on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, so I'd say it is a railway station sign.

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Re: Is this a station sign? [Photograph]

Postby TerryB » Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:38 pm

wobblybob wrote:The colours/layout are the same as the Pickering station signs on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, so I'd say it is a railway station sign.


I'd agree ....all you need now is A moth ...... :roll:

OK :oops: .... pass me my coat .... :wink:

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Re: Is this a station sign? [Photograph]

Postby davek » Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:54 pm

Could well be! Anything on the reverse?

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Re: Is this a station sign? [Photograph]

Postby Malton Seadog » Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:46 am

No - just more dirt, leaves and rust! :wink:
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Re: Is this a station sign? [Photograph]

Postby trains! » Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:31 pm

Could be derby? lol :lol:
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Re: Is this a station sign? [Photograph]

Postby Stumpy » Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:46 pm

Looks like a building site/contractors/scaffolding sign to me. :| .
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Re: Is this a station sign? [Photograph]

Postby m8internet » Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:20 pm

Seems a strange shape for "DERBY"
Possibly :
PASSERBY

However, more likely are :
AMOTHERBY
WETHERBY
MELMERBY
ENDERBY
FOCKERBY
UPPERBY
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Re: Is this a station sign? [Photograph]

Postby trains! » Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:36 pm

wobblybob wrote:The colours/layout are the same as the Pickering station signs on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, so I'd say it is a railway station sign.


I agree to that as i have been there twice i may have the station sign on the cide i got last time. i'll check.
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Re: Is this a station sign? [Photograph]

Postby m8internet » Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:43 pm

So presumably someone else has the AMOTH section!
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Re: Is this a station sign? [Photograph]

Postby mortyfootball » Wed Dec 24, 2008 6:44 pm

m8internet wrote:FOCKERBY


What a name
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Re: Is this a station sign? [Photograph]

Postby Lightrailwaybuffer » Thu Dec 25, 2008 12:12 pm

Hi all,
Fockerby's up in Scotland, a short branch line on the Highland Railway, closed in the 1930s I believe.
Enderby is in Leicestershire and was at the end of a very short Midland Railway goods only line, which branched off the LNWR 'South Leicestershire' Leicester - Hinckley - Nuneaton line. The Midland had running powers to get to it. Enderby survived until the 1960s. Might be a sign off the old Goods Depot entrance or Goods shed?
regards Ted.
P.S. Hang on a minute: There's a Fockerby at the end of a branch line between Goole and Doncaster. The Goole and Marshland Light Railway and Isle of Axholme Light Railways. Sorry about that. I've got it in my mind that there was one in Scotland though. Perhaps Focherby? Anyone got a pregrouping map?

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Re: Is this a station sign? [Photograph]

Postby GHOSTFAN » Thu Dec 25, 2008 9:19 pm

Fockerby,L.& N.W and North Eastern;
Sorry mate,you've missed the last train of the day,the 5:48p.m. Goole to Hazey Junction.
At least you did according to my 1922 Bradshaw's assuming that the Christmas Day service is the same as the Saturday service.

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Re: Is this a station sign? [Photograph]

Postby Lightrailwaybuffer » Fri Dec 26, 2008 9:20 am

Hi Ghostfan,
Thanks for that info. I've got a book with a photo of an Ivatt class 2 2-6-0 on a short freight on the Axeholme Light Railways (around there), so some of them were still open for goods traffic until the 1960s or there about.
Fascinating stuff! My little effort of a model railway layout is based on that sort of 'out of the way' line, and I run a Bachmann Ivatt class 2, and a 'Super D' 0-8-0 on it.
The branch line in Scotland I mentioned isn't to a place called Focherby after all - it's to Fochaber Town, east of Inverness and Elgin. One get's these things mixed up in old age!
regards Ted.


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