The Humber Ferry - New Holland - 1980`s


There were two stations at New Holland - New Holland Town, serving the small town, and New Holland Pier,
serving the Humber Ferry. This is a drivers eye view of New Holland Town station signalbox


(photo - Steve Clark)
A view of the junction at New Holland Town station in 1981. The track to the left goes to Grimsby & Cleethorpes
whilst the track on the right goes to Barton on Humber. There is a chord avoiding New Holland near the warehouses,
and this is where the present station platform is located - Town & Pier stations are now given over to industry.


(photo - Steve Clark)
Town box seen on 13th June 1981


A drivers eye view of New Holland Pier station. The platforms extended the length of the pier and New Holland Town
station can be seen in the distance. Cars for the ferry were driven along the right hand side platform.


Passengers leaving a Cleethorpes to New Holland train at New Holland Pier station on a wet and windy day in the final
year of operation of the Humber Ferries - 1981. A short walk down the floating pontoon led to the boat.


A very run down New Holland Pier station showing the floating pontoon and moored ferry.


(photo - Steve Clark)
The 15.00 train from New Holland pier to Cleethorpes is ready to depart 13/6/81.
Hull can be clearly seen across the River Humber.


(photo - Steve Clark)
A view of a train at New Holland pier from the buffer stops - 13/6/81.


(photo - Steve Clark)
The 15.00 train from New Holland pier to Cleethorpes is ready to depart 13/6/81.


(photo - Steve Clark)
Passengers leaving the 09.09 from Cleethorpes at New Holland Pier and walking down the platform ramp to the ferry 13/6/81.


It was a short walk from the platform to mv "Farringford" which ran the service in the final years after taking over
from the  paddle steamers.


The mv "Farringford" in the River Humber showing a number of cars on deck.

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