Eryholme railway station

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Eryholme
Location
Area Richmondshire
Coordinates 54°26′57″N 1°32′03″W / 54.449121°N 1.534181°W / 54.449121; -1.534181Coordinates: 54°26′57″N 1°32′03″W / 54.449121°N 1.534181°W / 54.449121; -1.534181
Grid reference NZ303060
Operations
Original company York and Newcastle Railway
Pre-grouping North Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Platforms 4
History
10 September 1846 Station opened as Dalton Junction
1 May 1901 Station renamed Eryholme
1 October 1911 Station closed to regular traffic
After 1920 Station closed completely
c.1944 Reopened for staff and military use.
1969 Station 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

Eryholme railway station, sometimes referred to as Dalton Junction, was a railway station located on the East Coast Main Line between Northallerton and Darlington in North Yorkshire, England. It was the point at which the now closed Eryholme-Richmond branch line diverged from the East Coast Main Line.

Passing the site today passengers on the East Coast main Line would be hard pressed to pinpoint the location of Eryholme, as all signs of the station have been demolished.

The station probably saw its greatest number of passengers during World War II as it was the drop off point for servicemen arriving at the nearby RAF Croft. After the war it was also used by railwaymen living in nearby cottages for which trains stopped there but were not advertised in the timetables. This arrangement continued until 1969 when services on the Richmond Branch were withdrawn.


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Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Terminus   Eryholme-Richmond branch line   Moulton
Historical railways
Croft Spa
Station closed
  East Coast Main Line
Former local services
  Cowton
Station closed