Miniature Railway Flooded After Heavy Rainfaill

by | Aug 6, 2023 | Saltburn News | 0 comments

On Saturday 5th August and weeks of heavy rain, saw the Saltburn Miniature Railway flood. Typically in the peak season the miniature railway will carry hundreds of passengers each day, however the heavy rainfall in July and early August.

The Met-Office has predicted that next week will see much warmer weather, meaning hopefully the railway will re-open shortly. Hopefully the warmer weather will also last for the the weekend with Saltburn Folk Festival taking centre stage in the town.

The heavy rain also impacted other neighbouring towns in Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay and further away in Scarborough.

In other news, this heavy rain also caused further issues with the raw sewage that has been entering the sea by Saltburn.

A Northumbrian Water spokesperson said:

“We have had a particularly intense and prolonged period of rainfall in the region resulting in a lot of pressure on our networks. This has caused some manhole covers in the Saltburn area to lift and flood, and some parts of the network to overspill.

 “This is what has happened at Hazel Grove Beck. The water that is spilling from the hillside is a mix of the flood water from the streets and our sewer networks above, mixed with eroded soil and mud from the bank and fields.

 “Our teams have been working throughout the day to help prevent any flooding to people’s properties during this intense weather.”‘

<a href="https://saltburn.org.uk/author/chris-taylor/" target="_self">Chris Taylor</a>

Chris Taylor

Is one of the local website volunteers, who is a keen photographer and loves taking a stroll along the beach with his camera taking photos of the sunset.