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Welcome to Harrogate Railways - a celebration

30th & 31st July 2022

Harrogate Railway Station

Railway exhibition to be extended.

In our last Newsletter we previewed the exhibition Welcome to Harrogate Railways, the brainchild of Society member Terry Williams. Principally designed to celebrate the 160th anniversary of the Railway Station (but with fascinating detail about the Barber line taking coal to the gas works of New Park and the railway connections that at one time radiated from Harrogate) the exhibition has proved a phenomenal success. So much so that the railway authorities with whom we partnered (Network Rail, Northern and LNER) have decided to extend the life of the exhibition until at least the end of December.

So, if you have not yet had an opportunity to visit, you have another chance. We expect the exhibition to reopen to the public at Harrogate Railway Station on the first Saturday and Sunday of each month (September, October, November, and December) between 10:00am to 3:00pm.

As before, the exhibition will be free but donations to the railway’s charity of choice, Cancer Research UK, will be welcome. Over £300 has been raised so far.

This reopening is unanticipated and a very great compliment to Terry and his team.