LNER (NE Area) Working of Coast Line (Scarborough – Whitby – Middlesbrough) 1934
DescriptionWhat do you do when challenged by burgeoning passenger traffic caused by increases in holiday allowance and more competitive fares which resulted in heavier trains that fail to keep to time because the engine power was overwhelmed and the infrastructure restricted the service? This is the situation faced by the North East Area of the LNER in the early 1930s on the steeply graded mostly single-track Middlesbrough – Whitby – Scarborough branch. The committee set up to investigate examined all the issues and their report reproduced in facsimile form sets out the practical and more costly long term solutions. These including timetable amendments, alterations to engine working arrangements and alterations to station layouts.