Breadsall railway station

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Breadsall
Breadsall Railway Station.jpg
Station remains in 2005
Location
Place Breadsall
Area Erewash
Operations
Original company Great Northern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
London Midland Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
1 April 1878[1] Opened
6 April 1953 Closed to passengers
3 December 1962[2] Goods facilities withdrawn
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Breadsall railway station was a former railway station in Breadsall, Derbyshire. It was opened by the Great Northern Railway (Great Britain) on its Derbyshire Extension in 1878.

History[edit]

From West Hallam and the summit at Morley Tunnel, the line descended to Breadsall, on a gradient of 1 in 100.

The station itself was very close to the village and was provided with substantial brick buildings, including a two-storey station master's house and the usual single storey offices on the platforms.

The passenger service finished in 1953 and services on the line ended completely in 1964 (passenger services) and 1968 (goods).

From Breadsall, the line then crossed the Derwent valley by a long succession of embankments and viaducts. It then entered the town through a deep cutting before reaching Derby Friargate.

The station in 1961
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
West Hallam   London Midland Region of British Railways
(Derby) Friargate Line
  Derby Racecourse

Present day[edit]

The platforms and their buildings were gradually demolished, although traces remain. The single storey buildings became unsafe and were pulled down. The stationmaster's house survived until 1978 in an increasingly decrepit state until it became unsafe following an arson attack and it too was demolished.

A length of the old trackbed has been opened up as the Great Northern Greenway bridlepath through Breadsall since 2009 and the site of the station is now more accessible.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Sparkford, ISBN 1-85260-508-1, p. 43.
  2. ^ Clinker, C.R. (October 1978). Clinker's Register of Closed Passenger Stations and Goods Depots in England, Scotland and Wales 1830-1977. Bristol: Avon-AngliA Publications & Services. p. 18. ISBN 0-905466-19-5. 

Coordinates: 52°57′04″N 1°27′10″W / 52.95101°N 1.45290°W / 52.95101; -1.45290