Eckington and Renishaw railway station
|Eckington and Renishaw|
|Area||District of North East Derbyshire|
|Original company||Midland Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|11 May 1840||Station opened as "Eckington"|
|13 September 1874||New station|
|10 April 1886||Renamed Eckington and Renishaw|
|1 October 1951||Closed|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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Three stations have at some time included "Eckington" in their names:
- Eckington on the Midland Railway route between Birmingham New Street and Bristol Temple Meads
- Renishaw Central on the Great Central Main Line between Sheffield Victoria and Nottingham Victoria, and
- Eckington and Renishaw which is the subject of this article.
The original station was of an ornate Italianate design by Francis Thompson and was replaced by a new one fourteen chains further north in 1874.
It was renamed by the Midland Railway as Eckington and Renishaw in 1886 since it was near to the Renishaw Iron Company's works and there was another "Eckington" station on the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway which the Midland had acquired.
The Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway (later the Great Central Railway) subsequently opened a station on 1 June 1892 within sight of the Midland's "Eckington and Renishaw" and called their station "Eckington and Renishaw". The ex-Great Central station was renamed Renishaw Central by British Railways on 25 September 1950.
The station closed completely in 1951. The line is now part of the current Midland Main Line. It is used predominantly for freight, with a handful of passenger trains going the "long way round" from Chesterfield to Sheffield via the Old Road and Darnall largely to retain staff route knowledge in case of diversions.
In 1922 passenger services calling at Eckington and Renishaw were at their most intensive, with trains serving three destinations via three overlapping routes:
- On Sundays only
- On Mondays to Saturdays three stopping services plied between Sheffield (MR) and Chesterfield
- most ran direct down the "New Road" through Dronfield and went nowhere near Eckington and Renishaw.
- the other two services went the "long way round" via the "Old Road". They set off north eastwards from Sheffield (MR) towards Rotherham then swung east to go south along the Old Road
- one of these continued past Holmes, a short distance before Masboro' then swung hard right, next stop Treeton, then all stations, including Eckington and Renishaw, to Chesterfield,
- the other continued past Attercliffe Road then swung right onto the Sheffield District Railway passing through or calling at West Tinsley and Catcliffe before Treeton, after which they called at all stations to Chesterfield.
- Butt 1995, p. 89.
- Pixton 2001, pp. 22-23.
- Eckington and Renishaw station: via picturethepast
- Old Road passenger traffic in 2013: via psul4all
- Bradshaw 1985, p. 660.
- Bradshaw, George (1985) . July 1922 Railway Guide. Newton Abbott: David & Charles.
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
- Pixton, Bob (2001). North Midland: Portrait of a Famous Route: Part 2 Chesterfield-Sheffield-Rotherham. Nottingham: Runpast Publishing, (now Book Law). ISBN 978-1870754514.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
Line open, station closed
North Midland Railway "Old Road"
Line open, station closed