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Written by Craig Allan - 29 Dec 2003
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Location notes
Located about 30 miles South East of Middlesbrough and 10 miles South West of Whitby, on the Esk Valley line.
Railway type and traffic
One train runs back and forth between Middlesbrough and Whitby. During the week this is usually a 144 but on weekends it could be any of Arriva's units.
There are also occasional extra trains to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway at Grosmont.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Glaisdale
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North Yorkshire is a beautiful part of the country with large rolling hills and amazing scenery. It is also very open and very exposed so weather here can be extreme at certain times of the year. Given the moors nature of the location it would be sensible to dress for the outdoors and expect the weather to change.
Road directions
From the A171 take the Egton junction (Signposted for Grosmont and Egton) and in about a mile you will be in Egton. Turn right in Egton and follow the signs for Glaisdale. When you have reached Glaisdale continue through the village and the station is on the left after about half a mile.

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Glaisdale map co-ordinates
There is a small car park at the station.
Public transport
There is a train every three and a half hours in each direction.
There is a bus (Number 99) every 2 hours to and from Whitby.

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There is a Post Office and Pub in the village.
See the Esk Valley Website
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Googly map
Streetmap links
Glaisdale general view map
Glaisdale close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary

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Photographic notes
The station is a passing loop so trains must stop at the station to exchange tokens.
Links to photographs at this location

Northern Railways - Glaisdale
Geoffs Pages

General views - All photographs © Craig Allan unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west

Fig 1 - Looking west

Travelling east having come from the Battersby / Middlesbrough direction, this view show a train approaching the station. The track on the left is a disused siding which was part of the passing loop.

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