|/ /1836||York and North Midland Railway|
|/ /1839||York and North Midland Railway|
|05/10/1840||Manchester and Leeds Railway|
Normanton to Hebden Bridge opened, worked by the North Midland Railway.
|10/05/1844||Midland Counties Railway
Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway
North Midland Railway
George Hudson encourages the Midland Counties Railway, Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway and North Midland Railway to merge to become the Midland Railway.
|/ /1845||York and Scarborough Line (York and North Midland Railway)|
Opened from York to Scarborough.
|21/07/1845||York and North Midland Railway|
Act for a branch from Church Fenton to Harrogate via Wetherby.
|/ /1847||Harrogate Branch (York and North Midland Railway)|
Opened from Church Fenton to Spofforth.
|/ /1848||Harrogate Branch (York and North Midland Railway)|
Line extended from Spofforth to Harrogate (Brunswick).
|07/08/1850||Great Northern Railway|
Opened throughout. Route: London Maiden Lane (temporary terminus) to Boston to Lincoln (not via Peterborough to Retford) to Knottingley on North Midland Railway and not York itself.
|/ /1854||York and North Midland Railway
Malton and Driffield Junction Railway
York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway
Leeds and Thirsk Railway
West Hartlepool Harbour and Railways
North Eastern Railway|
Companies merge to form the North Eastern Railway.
|/ /1862||Harrogate Branch (York and North Midland Railway)|
Harrogate (Brunswick) closed.
|/ /1952||Avenue Coking Works (Chesterfield)|
New coking works built to the south of Chesterfield beside the North Midland Railway. This site formerly had a colliery and iron works, mostly closed but 1938.
|/ /1961||Harrogate Branch (York and North Midland Railway)|
Wetherby West Junction to Wetherby East Junction closed
|/ /1964||Harrogate Branch (York and North Midland Railway)|
Crimple Junction (Harrogate) to Wetherby closed
|/ /1966||Harrogate Branch (York and North Midland Railway)|
Wetherby to Church Fenton closed
These locations are along the line.