Beighton Branch was a railway branch line built by the Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway (LD&ECR) in north eastern Derbyshire, England.
LD&ECR Beighton Branch
The Branch and Its Branches
11 November 1974 Diversion
Starting article [ edit ]
This is a "starting article" aiming to give readers of linked articles access to the associated
route diagram. I intend to return to this article not later than September 2013. Other people are, of course, welcome to chip in before then.
History [ edit ]
The line was a little over 12 miles long and ran from
Langwith Junction in Derbyshire to Beighton Junction which is now in South Yorkshire.
Building started in 1892. The line opened in stages up to 1900.
The branch was occasionally referred to as the "Sheffield Branch", but the name "Beighton Branch" stuck and was widely used.
A sparse and circuitous stopping passenger service used the route to connect
Sheffield with Mansfield, this was withdrawn on the outbreak of World War II.
The line closed in stages, as shown in the attached route diagram:
1967, middle section closed and lifted
1974, southern end closed and lifted
1984, northern end closed and lifted, except for a short length at the very end, retained as a siding.
References [ edit ]
Sources [ edit ]
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Little, Lawson (1995). Langwith Junction, the Life and Times of a Railway Village. Newark: Vesper Publications. ISBN 0 9526171 0 2.
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