Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for HULL AND SELBY RAILWAY

HULL AND SELBY RAILWAY, a railway in E. R. Yorkshire; from Hull, westward, to Selby. It is 31 miles long, being 5 miles less than the road; it was opened in 1840; it was leased in 1845 to the York and North Midland, and afterwards to the Northeastern; it is connected, at Selby, with a line going westward to the Great Northern at Milford Junction, and with a line going east-north-eastward, past Market-Weighton, to the Scarborough and Hull at Beverley; and, in 1865, it was in the course of being connected at Staddlethorpe with a line, authorized in 1863, southwestward to the South Yorkshire at Thorne.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a railway"   (ADL Feature Type: "railroad features")
Administrative units: Yorkshire AncC
Place: Kingston upon Hull

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