Redmire railway station

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Redmire
RedmireStation(CarlBendelow)Jun2005.jpg
Location
Place Redmire
Area Richmondshire
Coordinates 54°19′09″N 1°55′43″W / 54.319190°N 1.928600°W / 54.319190; -1.928600Coordinates: 54°19′09″N 1°55′43″W / 54.319190°N 1.928600°W / 54.319190; -1.928600
Grid reference SE047915
Operations
Original company North Eastern Railway
Managed by Wensleydale Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Platforms 1
History
1 February 1878 Opened
26 April 1954 Closed
August 2004 Reopened
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Redmire railway station is the current western terminus of the Wensleydale Railway and serves the village of Redmire in North Yorkshire, England. The site was redeveloped in the early 1990s by the Ministry of Defence to allow movement of military equipment by rail to and from Catterick Garrison, an operation that continues periodically to this day. Prior to that, the site was used as a quarry loading terminal for daily limestone trains to the British Steel (now Corus Group) plant at Redcar. This traffic kept the 22 mile (35.6 km) branch from Northallerton open after the Beeching cuts of the 1960s claimed the remainder of the line towards Hawes, but its end in December 1992[1] left the line's future in doubt until the MoD stepped in. The Wensleydale Railway subsequently leased the line from Railtrack and began operating passenger trains to Redmire in 2004.

The station house at Redmire Station is owned by 2nd Acomb Scout group and they have used it to house tourists staying in the Yorkshire Dales and to their own benefit for scouting activities

The station had originally been opened by the North Eastern Railway in 1878 as part of the Hawes extension of their route from Northallerton via Leyburn, but it lost its passenger service in April 1954.[2]

It is the long term aim of the Wensleydale Railway to re-lay and extend the line from Redmire to Garsdale on the Settle-Carlisle Railway.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "The Wensleydale Railway". Railways of Britain. Retrieved 2008-11-06. 
  2. ^ Body, G. (1988). PSL Field Guides - Railways of the Eastern Region Volume 2. Wellingborough: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 136. ISBN 1-85260-072-1. 
  3. ^ "Wensleydale Railway Association - History & Heritage". Retrieved 2008-11-06. 
Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Terminus   Wensleydale Railway   Leyburn
Historical railways
Aysgarth
Line and station closed
  North Eastern Railway
Hawes Branch
  Wensley
Line open, station closed
Heritage Railways  Proposed Heritage railways
Aysgarth
Line and station closed
  Wensleydale Railway   Leyburn
Line and station open