158904 Gascoigne Wood 18 October 1997

158904 passes Gascoigne Wood Colliery on 18 October 1997 with the 09:34 Manchester Piccadilly to Hull Regional Railways North East service. This scene proves how important it is to include the contemporary railway infrastructure in pictures wherever possible. Despite having only been built in late 1970s, this huge complex has now closed, although there are still massive reserves of coal underground. Demolition has already started, and the large loading bunkers seen here are already part of history.