Harby and Stathern railway station
|Harby & Stathern|
|Pre-grouping||Great Northern and London and North Western Joint Railway|
|Post-grouping||LNER and LMS Joint|
|1 September 1879||Opened|
|7 December 1953||Closed to regular services|
|9 September 1962||Closed to summer specials|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain|
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Harby & Stathern Station was a former station on the Great Northern and London and North Western Joint Railway that served the villages of Harby and Stathern, in Leicestershire.
It was the locomotive exchange station for goods traffic, with GNR engines working to the north and LNWR engines working to the south. Harby & Stathern was chosen due to local opposition in Melton Mowbray.
It was difficult to manage and run. The sidings were insufficient at peak times and the turntable could not be accessed directly so engines had to shunt to gain access through the sidings. The station was not very convenient for local passengers as the approach road was about five hundred yards long. The goods yard was very large and the original warehouse still stands.
The principal services were GNR services from Leicester Belgrave Road to Grantham and LNWR services from Northampton to Nottingham London Road Low Level. Initially the LNWR also ran trains from Northampton to Newark, but in 1882 these were replaced by trains running between Harby & Stathern and Newark which connected with the Nottingham trains. The connecting trains were down to one in 1910 and were withdrawn altogether by 1922. In addition there were many summer excursion trains.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Long Clawson and Hose||London and North Western Railway
Northampton to Nottingham
|Long Clawson and Hose||Great Northern Railway
Leicester Belgrave Road to Grantham
Leicester Belgrave Road to Newark
- A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain. Volume 9 The East Midlands. Robin Leleux
- Forgotten Railways, The East Midlands. (P Anderson)