East Halton railway station

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East Halton
Location
Place East Halton
Area North East Lincolnshire
Coordinates 53°40′09″N 0°16′31″W / 53.6691°N 0.2752°W / 53.6691; -0.2752Coordinates: 53°40′09″N 0°16′31″W / 53.6691°N 0.2752°W / 53.6691; -0.2752
Grid reference TA140205
Operations
Original company Barton and Immingham Light Railway
Pre-grouping Great Central Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Platforms 2[1]
History
1 May 1911[2] Station opened
July 1956 Station became an unstaffed halt[3]
17 June 1963 Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal


East Halton railway station was located on Skitter Road north of East Halton, Lincolnshire, England.[4][5]

The station was built by the Barton and Immingham Light Railway under the auspices of the Great Central Railway.[6] The line's primary purpose was to enable workers to get to and from Immingham Dock which was being built at the time the line was opened. The typical journey time to the dock was fifteen minutes.[7]

The station was the only one on the line built with two brick faced platforms,[3] though the second track and platform were removed in later years.[8] In 1954 the platform facilities consisted of a seat, a corrugated iron shelter a station sign reading East Halton Halt and two lamps.[9][10][11]

Shortly after closure the track was lifted for about 100 yards from the junction at Goxhill, leaving the line through the station as a long siding which was sometimes used to store redundant wagons.[12] Some time later the track was lifted through the station almost to Killingholme Admiralty Platform. In 2015 the line of route was still plain to see.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Goxhill
Line closed, station open
  Great Central Railway
Barton and Immingham Light Railway
  Killingholme Admiralty Platform
Line and station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jackson 1996, p. 74.
  2. ^ Ludlam 1996, p. 44.
  3. ^ a b Bates & Bairstow 2005, p. 79.
  4. ^ Anon 2011, p. 22.
  5. ^ Smith & Turner 2012, Map 22.
  6. ^ Dow 1965, p. 235.
  7. ^ Bradshaw 1985, p. 720.
  8. ^ King & Hewins 1989, Photo 32.
  9. ^ Burgess 2007, p. 5.
  10. ^ Ludlam 1996, p. 42.
  11. ^ Ludlam 2016, p. 25.
  12. ^ Quayle 1981, p. 473.

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