Whodunnit? – Solved!

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.

On Wednesday 23 September the repainted post was reinstalled at York. The photo shows LNER Station Delivery Manager Jon Healey, with NERA Chairman Neil Mackay explaining some of the abbreviations. The LNER press release can be found here.

Photo: LNER

Did You Know?

On Saturday 13 September 1913 Kenton station, on the Ponteland branch, was burned to the ground by militant suffragettes. As well as the timber buildings, some £1,000 worth of stored luggage was destroyed.