Great Ponton railway station

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Great Ponton
Dallygate Lane, Great Ponton - geograph.org.uk - 211646.jpg
View through the railway bridge towards the site of the old Great Ponton station
Location
Place Corby Glen
Area Lincolnshire
Grid reference SK933304
Operations
Pre-grouping Great Northern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Eastern Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
2 October 1853 Opened
1 September 1959 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

Great Ponton railway station was a station on the East Coast Main Line at Great Ponton, Lincolnshire, England. The Great Northern Railway opened it in 1853 and British Railways closed it in 1959.

The Park Gate Iron and Steel Company had an ironstone quarry east of Sproxton, Leicestershire. A 6-mile (10 km) mineral railway linked it with the East Coast Main Line at a junction just under 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Great Ponton station.[1] A 1917 Manning Wardle steam locomotive that worked the line is preserved on the Kent and East Sussex Railway.[2]


Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Corby Glen
Line open, station closed
  Great Northern Railway   Grantham
Line and station open

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Popular Edition Maps". Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "No. 14 Charwelton". Steam Locomotives. Kent and East Sussex Railway. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 

Coordinates: 52°51′44″N 0°36′55″W / 52.8623°N 0.6154°W / 52.8623; -0.6154