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The station buffet is one of only three surviving original station buffets still left in the UK.

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During the summer months the station puts on an impressive floral display. Elsewhere on the route there are still some architectural gems, and the stations at Filey and Beverley retain their G T Andrews overall roofs and, together with Bridlington, are Grade II listed buildings. The line from Hull to Selby is also a survivor in terms of a significant number of signalboxes and level crossing gateboxes, with a plethora of semaphore signals, including semaphore distant signals — now increasingly rare on the national network, having been widely replaced elsewhere with colour lights because of long wire runs.

This means there are still some opportunities to photograph working steam alongside railway infrastructure that is fast disappearing across the rest of the railway network, where steam is now running on largely modernised infrastructure. That said, steam specials are few and far between, and while summer specials into the North Yorkshire resort of Scarborough have been relatively common in recent years, the number of trains travelling south through Bridlington is on average about two or three times a year. Hull — the UK city of culture in — has an excellent museums quarter and lots to attract the daytripper arriving by steam.

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The station is now much reduced in size with a good third given over to a bus station where East Yorkshire Motor Services still operates buses in its distinctive and heritage-style maroon and cream livery to services across East Yorkshire that were once railway destinations.

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The now-closed route through Robin Hood's Bay and Ravenscar is traced before arrival at Scarborough, where, even in , much of the holiday excursion traffic was steam-hauled. This meant Scarborough's locomotive depot was still busy, and a variety of steam classes are featured in and around the resort. The last months of the coast route between Scarborough and Whitby witnessed several enthusiasts' specials. Of these, perhaps the most poignant was a humble Class '03' diesel shunter at the head of a pair of brakevans giving demolition contractors a 'tour' of the route after its closure - the prelude to the lifting of the line.

It wasn't until June that the service was re-introduced as a 'Summer Only' express and it quickly became 'The Scarborough Flyer' with the very characteristic sunburst design on the headboard. The train ran for 13 years until it finally ended in September , by which time these special named expresses were becoming unfashionable. However, in the first 'Scarborough Spa Express' ran to celebrate the re-opening of the towns famous Spa building.

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For those choosing to travel on to Scarborough, West Coast Railways would like to welcome you aboard this special steam train once again and let you re-live a little bit of history whilst experiencing a thoroughly enjoyable day out. The Scarborough Spa Express. Travel coast to coast across spectacular Lancashire and Yorkshire landscapes from Carnforth, to York or Scarborough.


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