The sleepy Yorkshire town of Goole is colloquially as the Port in Green Fields, and its transport history is dominated by water rather than rail. When trains first arrived in 1869, the station largely functioned as a goods hub for the town's docks - hence its location a few hundred yards from the River Ouse. Today, Goole remains one of the most important ports on the east coast of England, but the station has since turned to passenger traffic, shuttling locals to Hull, Doncaster and Selby amongst other northern cities.
Goole's maritime history is visible everywhere, with tall cranes and water towers dotting the skyline. Find out more at the canalside Waterways Museum, or just hit the shops in the pedestrianised shopping area just south of the station. Finally, a visit to the town isn't complete without taking in the Thorne and Hatfield Moors - the largest peak bogs in Britain, they're home to over 200 species of birds.