Eastwood (L&Y) railway station

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Eastwood
Location
Place Eastwood
Area Calderdale
Coordinates 53°43′50″N 2°03′01″W / 53.730660°N 2.050380°W / 53.730660; -2.050380Coordinates: 53°43′50″N 2°03′01″W / 53.730660°N 2.050380°W / 53.730660; -2.050380
Grid reference SD967260
Operations
Original company Manchester and Leeds Railway
Pre-grouping Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
History
1 January 1841 Opened
3 December 1951 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Eastwood Railway Station served the village of Eastwood in the civil parish of Todmorden, West Yorkshire, England. The station opened with the line on New Years Day 1841 and was closed on 3 December 1951 by British Railways. No trace of the station now remains.

The signal box here survived for a further 20+ years until its abolition as part of the Preston area resignalling scheme in 1972. A derailment in the (now removed) goods loop next to the westbound line in October 1986 blocked the route for over a week - heavy lifting equipment had to be brought in to recover several overturned coal hopper wagons from the scene, whilst a replacement bus service ran between Todmoden & Hebden Bridge stations.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mills, Transport & Industry"Charlestown History Group; Retrieved 19 November 2016
  • Bairstow, Martin (1987). The Manchester and Leeds Railway: The Calder Valley Line. Halifax: Martin Bairstow. p. 28. ISBN 1-871944-22-8. 

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Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Todmorden
Line and station open
  L&YR
Caldervale Line
  Hebden Bridge
Line and station open
Stansfield Hall
Line open, station closed
  L&YR
Caldervale Line