The stretch of railway line between Hull and Bridlington forms part of northern England's historic Yorkshire Coast Line (or the Hull to Scarborough line), which runs from Hull Paragon to Bridlington and Scarborough and is around 55 miles long. Since it was opened by the York & North Midland Railway in the mid-1800s, the line and its many stations have maintained many of their original features and much of their charm.
Today, the line is operated by Northern Rail and there is much to see along the way - from the busy city of Hull to the Victorian seaside resort of Bridlington, including picturesque villages and pleasant market towns, as well as wonderful sea and countryside views. In Hull to Bridlington Railway Through Time, author Mike Hitches takes a journey along this historic route, showing the changes that have taken place over time and features that have remained the same.
Mike Hitches is a respected railway author. His previous books include Steam Around North Wales and Steam Around Harrogate & the Dales. Originally from Birmingham, he now lives in Filey, North Yorkshire.