Worked at Battersby Rail Junction with the LNER


Arthur Edwin Farndale
June 1875 to December 1962 












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Arthur Edwin Farndale, MSN Walker, born Guisborough District, son of George Farndale, iron miner and Hannah Mary Farndale, formerly Walker, (FAR00350C) born 9 Duncan Place, Loftus ("Lofthouse"). Registered by George Farndale, father, on 22 May 1875. Birth Certificate.


Arthur Edwin Farndale registered Guisbro District Apr - Jun 1875

(GRO Vol 9d page 467 - 1837 online)



Census 1881 - 4, Liverton Terrace, Liverton:

Arthur Edwin Farndale, son of George and Hannah (nee Walker) Farndale (FAR00350) of 4, Liverton Terrace, Liverton, age 5, born Loftus.

Married 1

Arthur Edwin Farndale, married Mary Ann Burns on 10 Aug 1896 at Middlesborough District.



George W Farndale, born Middlesborough District 12 Feb 1897 (FAR00678).

Arthur E Farndale, born Middlesborough District 10 Oct 1901 (FAR00706).

Alfred Farndale, born Middlesborough District 18 Jun 1903 (FAR00721).

Dorothy Farndale, born 29 Dec 1909 (FAR00762).

Bernard Farndale, born ?? 18 Mar 1912 (FAR00783).

Albert Farndale, born Middlesborough District 22 Dec 1914 (FAR00820).



4, Liverton Terrace, Liverton. He worked at Battersby Rail Junction with the LNER.


In about 1944, Edwin and Mary Annie lived at Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire (see war casualty record for their son, Bernard Farndale)

Married 2

Elizabeth Roberta Southern on 23 Dec 1933.

His grandson Robert (FAR00958) thinks this was the marriage in Teesdale referred to at Record FAR00706


Arthur E Farndale, died age 87 Cleveland District, Dec 1962, (ie born 1875).







 Battersby railway station



Battersby National Rail



Battersby railway station serves the village of Battersby in North YorkshireEngland. It is located on the Esk Valley Line 11 miles (18 km) south of Middlesbrough and is operated by Northern which provides all of the station's passenger services.

Battersby is unusual on the British railway network, due to the layout of the tracks. Formerly the place where the branch from Middlesbrough joined the through route from Whitby to Picton (on the Stockton to Northallerton portion of the former Leeds Northern Railway), the closure of the direct line west of Battersby in 1954 means that all services have to reverse in the station. Until the rationalisation of the signalling in the late 1980s it was common for two trains to do so at the same time, in order to pass each other on the single track Esk Valley line. Trains can still pass each other in the one remaining platform, using the "first in, last out" principle, as the platform line is signalled to permit two trains to occupy it at once.


In its early years Battersby was known as Ingleby junction, and opened on the Picton to Grosmont line in 1858 when the Ingleby Mining company's private line first linked to the North Yorkshire & Cleveland Railway. The station was renamed to Battersby Junction in 1878 to avoid confusion with Ingleby station, on the Picton Branch, which ran from Battersby to the main line at Picton. The station was simplified to "Battersby" in 1893 (The NER had a dislike of "Junction" suffixes and removed most of them). Despite being located along single track routes, Battersby became a major hub with extensive marshalling sidings and three-road engine shed with turntable. Two terraces with 30 cottages along with two houses were built and still stand today.


Battersby used to have three platforms: two long through platforms connected by a central footbridge and a shorter bay platform with a run-round loop. Water towers were located at both ends of the station. Only the one at the current "junction end" remains today. The signal box located here has long since vanished, but traces of the third platform are still visible and a run-round loop is available for loco-hauled trains.

The station in 1961

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Battersby Junction