158796 Goole 1 April 2013

The landslip at Hatfield Colliery in early 2013 resulted in Goole's train service being recast, with all southbound services terminating at the town, with the exception of the very infrequent trains to Leeds, which use the unaffected line via Knottingley. On 1 April 2013, 158796 Fred Trueman - Cricketing Legend accelerates away from the station with the 2C20 10:16 Goole to Hull Northern Trains service, which had working in a little earlier as the 2C29 09:00 Beverley to Goole. For once I was glad that it was a dull day, as this allowed the use of this normally very difficult viewpoint from the north side of the line, which includes all the well known Goole landmarks: St John the Evangelist's church spire, the dockside cranes and silos, and the two distinctive water towers.