Station Name: BEAL for HOLY ISLAND
[Source: Alan Young]
On 12 April 1962 the down platform of Beal station is seen from an up train. The LNER running-in nameboard is in the foreground accompanied by somewhat unkempt vegetation. Beyond this point the station is well presented, with a brightly painted stone border to the garden. From this viewpoint the generous size of the station building can be seen, as it extends as far back from the platform as it stretches along it. The platform has very little lighting: only two of the elderly North Eastern Railway oil lanterns can be seen. The signal box, also of NER origin, is in the background.
Photo by G C Lewthwaite