A recent post on Twitter asked what had happened to the Zero Post at York. As many members will know, this replica post was produced by the association with assistance from the Ken Hoole Trust and the Railway Heritage Trust to mark the 150th anniversary of the founding of the NER in 1854. This photo taken on 13th August was posted:

Photo by Gary Hughes on Twitter

The post was starting to look a bit shabby after 16 years, and with the kind co-operation of the station operator LNER it was removed for a spruce-up.

Three photos: Neil Mackay

In the meantime it has been shot blasted and primed – and should soon be back in place marking the zero point of mileage for no less than 10 lines.

Repainting is complete and handover to LNER station management is being organised.

Did You Know?

The longest absolutely straight railway in the UK is the 18-mile section from just west of Brough to a point near Osgodby, Selby.