Caythorpe railway station

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former trackbed from the station overbridge

Caythorpe railway station was a station in Caythorpe, Lincolnshire. Built to serve the nearby village of the same name. It was on the Grantham to Lincoln line, between Honington junction and Leadenham, onwards to Navenby, Harmston, Waddington to Lincoln. The line was owned by the Great Northern Railway.[1][2] The station closed in 1962 but the line closed in 1965 as part of the Beeching rationalisation of the UK railway system. The site now houses a recycling centre for household waste.

The Great Northern Railway (GNR) was a British railway company established by the Great Northern Railway Act of 1846. On 1 January 1923 the company lost its identity as a constituent of the newly formed London and North Eastern Railway.

The line, opened in 1867, ran through land at Caythorpe owned by GNR chairman George Hussey Packe. Packe's land was the first in south-west Lincolnshire to be mined for iron ore. Opencast workings were either side of the line and used narrow gauge links to rail heads on the line.[3][4]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Honington
Line and station closed
  Great Northern Railway   Leadenham
Line and station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ British Railways Atlas.1947. p.16
  2. ^ Historic England. "Monument No. 506991". PastScape. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  3. ^ Wright, Neil R. (1982); Lincolnshire Towns and Industry 1700–1914; History of Lincolnshire Committee for the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology, p.170. ISBN 0902668102
  4. ^ "Great Northern Railway and London & North Western Railway Joint Line... ", Steamrailways.com

Coordinates: 53°01′31″N 0°35′16″W / 53.02515°N 0.58779°W / 53.02515; -0.58779