Horninglow railway station
|Original company||North Staffordshire Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway
London Midland Region of British Railways
|11 September 1848||Opened|
|1 January 1949||Closed|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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The station buildings were more substantial than at Rolleston, being a single storey of half-timbered brick construction. A small waiting room was added on the second platform at the request of the Board of Trade in 1888. It closed to passengers on 1 January 1949. Although the station was no longer used as a stop for the 'Tutbury Jinnie' (as the local Burton-Tutbury passenger service was affectionately known), it continued to be used for occasional holiday excursion trains and the line remained in use for freight until 2 April 1966 when the last train - a short freight headed by a diesel shunter - passed through and was greeted by a half dozen trainspotters. The signal box adjacent the station, which had been active until then, closed the same day.
Post Closure History
The platforms were trimmed in the sixties and the building converted into a cafe. The outside toilet and station building/cafe remained until the 1990s, when they were demolished to make way for housing. The stationmaster's house, across the road from the station, eventually became a private dwelling and is still occupied today.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
Line and station closed
|North Staffordshire Railway||
Line and station open
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- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2016). Derby to Stoke-on-Trent. West Sussex: Middleton Press. figs. 77-79. ISBN 9781908174932. OCLC 954271104.
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