A History of Potto Station
On this website you will find lots of information and photographs relating to the history of Potto Station and the North Yorkshire and Cleveland Railway, including the Whorlton Mineral Branch line. There are numerous newspaper cuttings concerning events that happened in and around Potto Station, railway accidents, mysterious deaths and lots of photographs of buildings, people and trains. If you can fill in any missing information about any of the people or events or if you have any photographs that are not listed, please get in touch on the contact page.
The North Yorkshire & Cleveland Railway Company's line from Picton Junction to Stokesley, including the mineral branch line to Swainby was started in 1854 and opened on 2nd March 1857. It was later extended via Battersby Junction through to Grosmont and then to Whitby.
Potto Station was built between 1854 and 1857. It was originally a very simple dwelling with the Booking Office and Waiting room inside the Station Master's House. Check out the buildings page to see how the station buildings developed over the years.
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