North Yorkshire Railway Stations follows on from Peter Tuffrey's two previous publications: South Yorkshire Railway Stations and West Yorkshire Railway Stations. Like the latter two, it will aim to provide an illustrated A to Z list of railway stations in the area. Some 230 pictures are included, depicting stations in their prime as well as those which have closed and found other uses. The older pictures have been drawn from Peter's own collection, the Yorkshire Post archives and other individual collections. For the modern images, Peter has called upon a number of photographers who have released their pictures freely into the public domain via the internet. North Yorkshire possesses some fine countryside and the railway stations were often built to blend with it, like the ones on the Esk Valley and Forge Valley lines. Some have been reopened and restored like Goathland and Grosmont and they can be found on North Yorkshire's preserved lines, which are among the best in Britain. For people with an eye for unique railway architecture and a desire to reflect on the golden age of railways, this book is a must.
Peter Tuffrey was born in Doncaster in 1953. He studied Fine Art at Doncaster College of Art from 1970 to 1971 and then at Leeds University until 1974. He held the position of Keeper of Fine and Decorative Arts at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery 1975-1995, was a freelance writer 1995-2000 and PR Media Consultant for Doncaster Rovers 2000-2002. He was Area Manager for the Music Ground Group of Companies 2003-2010. He is now working as a freelance writer. In his spare time, he has built up a massive photographic archive of the region's towns and villages. With this he has produced over fifty publications. He has also written many articles for local and regional newspapers. He lives in Doncaster.