8 thoughts on “Billingham Railway Station c1960s

  1. As kids in the 40’s/50s we would buy a trainspotting book from the local Newsagent and tick off the train numbers as they passed through. Mostly LNER (London North Eastern Railway) but occasionally something grand like the Flying Scotsman would get us all excited.

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  2. I remember in the 40’s and early 50’s getting the bus from Billingham to the station and then the train to Seaton Carew. We rented a small Chalet and deck chairs and played the slot machines. Seems like a lifetime ago.

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  3. I know Billingham Station very well. I lived in March house Avenue from 1954 until 1965 when I emigrated to Sydney Australia as a Naval Architect, with a beautiful wife and four children. We had a further two Aussie children, all University educated and all doing famously well. God bless Billingham!

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  4. I know Billingham Station very well. I lived in March house Avenue from 1962 until 1965 when I emigrated to Sydney Australia as a Naval Architect, with a beautiful wife and four children. We had a further two Aussie children, all University educated and all doing famously well. God bless Billingham!

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  5. Great to see such clear images of the old station, brings back happy childhood memories of our regular trips to and from with my family. The ramp from where the photo was taken by the level crossing reminds me when correct me if I am wrong I think the trains heading towards Newcastle from Stockton only accommodated 4 carriages and from memory were the back 4 of the often 8 car DMU’s introduced from late 1950s perhaps although I seem to remember arriving on a steam train when we were little. When the train stopped it was well over the crossing gates and good job there wasn’t the road traffic then as was quite a hold up. Sometimes our Mam would have somehow boarded the front 4 carriages and found we couldn’t get back through the train as the DMUs were formed of 2 independent sets of coaches. We loved (us kids) the adventure of jumping down on to the cinder track with our cases. Other passengers would pass our stuff down and we would trudge back to the crossings in disgrace to meet grandad shouting at Mam and waving his walking stick. A great start to our holiday.

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    • just a shame about the annoying postmark that spoils the pics, i wouldnt mind, but the pics dont belong to picture stockton! we have hundreds on a billingham group on facebook without postmarks

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      • The ‘Picture Stockton’ watermark is added to the photographs in order to protect peoples photographs from being used on other sites without their permission. We are more than happy to remove the watermark if asked when photographs are submitted to the site. Kind Regards Laura, Picture Stockton.

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