Killamarsh Central railway station
Up iron ore empties in 1963
|Area||North East Derbyshire|
|Pre-grouping||Great Central Railway|
|1 June 1892||Opened as "Killamarsh"|
|25 September 1950||Renamed "Killamarsh Central"|
|4 March 1963||Closed to passengers|
|6 May 1963||Closed completely|
|February 1983||Track lifted|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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Three stations served the village, all of which started as plain "Killamarsh":
- Killamarsh West on the former Midland Railway "Old Road" from Chesterfield to Rotherham Masborough,
- Upperthorpe and Killamarsh on the former LD&ECR's Beighton Branch, and
- Killamarsh Central which is the subject of this article.
Despite its name Killamarsh Central Station was on the western edge of Killamarsh as were all of the three stations in the village. It was renamed 'Central' because it was the centre of the three stations which served the village and also because it was on the old Great Central Main Line which ran between London Marylebone and Manchester via Sheffield Victoria.
The station opened on 1 June 1892 as Killamarsh. It was renamed Killamarsh Central by British Railways on 25 September 1950 and closed on 4 March 1963. It had two platforms with a building on each, a footbridge joined the two.
The buildings were used as a Film and TV prop emporium until the owner died in 2007. The buildings were still extant in 2009,October 2009 but were a burnt out shell by June 2010.
The trackbed now forms part of the Trans Pennine Trail.
The West platform is still accessible despite being quite over grown, but the East platform is inaccessible due to a large mesh fence. The footbridge across the station remains open to the public including the stairway down to the West platform, to provide access to the Trans Pennine Trail from Station Road. The stairway to the East platform is blocked off.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
Line and station closed
|Great Central Railway
Line and station closed
- Butt 1995, p. 132.
- Kilamarsh History: via Killamarsh Heritage Society
- Dow 1965, p. 111.
- Lund 1997, p. 24.
- Grainger 2002, pp. 80&81.
- 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.
- Dow, George (1965). Great Central, Volume Three: Fay Sets the Pace, 1900–1922. Shepperton: Ian Allan. ISBN 978-0-7110-0263-0. OCLC 500447049.
- Grainger, Ken (2002). Sheffield Victoria to Chesterfield Central, The "Derbyshire Lines" of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway Part 1. Bredbury, Cheshire: Foxline Limited. ISBN 1-870119-83-5.
- Lund, Brian (1997) . Derbyshire Railway Stations on old picture postcards. Keyworth, Nottingham: Reflections of a Bygone Age. ISBN 0 946245 86 X.
- Killamarsh Central (in red) on 1955 OS Map
- Killamarsh Central on Disused Stations website
- Killamarsh Central Station and other Killamarsh photos on local history site
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