Harleston railway station
|Area||South Norfolk, Norfolk|
|Pre-grouping||Waveney Valley Railway
Great Eastern Railway
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway
Eastern Region of British Railways
|1 December 1855||Opened|
|5 January 1953||Closed to passengers|
|18 April 1966||Closed to freight|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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Harleston was a railway station in Harleston, Norfolk, on the Waveney Valley Line. It was an early post-war closure; passenger services on this line were withdrawn in 1953—10 years before the Beeching Axe—with goods trains lasting until the complete closure of the line in 1966. It should not be confused with stations in Harlesden, a suburb of London.
|This section reads like a news release and needs to be rewritten. (January 2013)|
One news report of unknown date included in "Waveney Valley Railway" by R. S. Joby describes an accident that occurred:
"Shocking Death At The Railway Station" -
"A shocking affair occurred at the Harleston Railway Station on Monday Morning. An elderly man named Henry Baxter, living at Harleston, was trespassing in the station yard, and while leaning against the new cattle pen walls, next to the metals, was accidentally killed, being crushed against the wall by a Ballast Train, which was shunting. An inquest was held at the Railway Tavern on Monday Afternoon, before H.E Garrod, Esq., of Diss, coroner, and a verdict of "Accidental Death" Returned."
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Starston||Great Eastern Railway
Waveney Valley Line
- Adderson, Richard & Kenworthy, Graham (2004). Tivetshall to Beccles (The Waveney Valley Line). Middleton Press. ISBN 1-904474-41-1.
- Lost Lines: the Waveney Valley Railway :: Fotopic.Net
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