Killingholme railway station

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Killingholme
Location
Place North and South Killingholme
Area North East Lincolnshire
Coordinates 53°38′54″N 0°13′32″W / 53.6482°N 0.2255°W / 53.6482; -0.2255Coordinates: 53°38′54″N 0°13′32″W / 53.6482°N 0.2255°W / 53.6482; -0.2255
Grid reference TA173183
Operations
Original company Barton and Immingham Light Railway
Pre-grouping Great Central Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Platforms 1
History
1 May 1911[1] Station opened
July 1956 Station became an unstaffed halt[2]
17 June 1963 Station closed to passengers
4 January 1965 Station closed completely[3][4]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal


Killingholme railway station was located on Killingholme Marsh in the parish of South Killingholme, Lincolnshire, equidistant from the villages of North and South Killingholme.[5][6]

The station was built by the Barton and Immingham Light Railway under the auspices of the Great Central Railway.[7] The line's primary purpose was to enable workers to get to and from Immingham Dock which was being built at the time the line was opened. The typical journey time to the dock was six minutes.[8]

The station had a single straight wooden platform bearing a small wooden station building with minimal facilities.[9] Early maps show that the station was situated on a passing loop, but no second platform was ever built.

When the line and station were built the area was rural and very thinly populated. By 2015 the area had become industrial but remained thinly populated. A single track still ran through the site, now carrying modern produce.

On 7 October 1967 a RCTS railtour passed through the station.[10][11]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Killingholme Admiralty Platform
Line and station closed
  Great Central Railway
Barton and Immingham Light Railway
  Immingham Western Jetty
Line and station closed
1911-about 1922
    Immingham Dock
Line and station closed
About 1922-1963

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ludlam 1996, p. 44.
  2. ^ Bates & Bairstow 2005, p. 78.
  3. ^ King & Hewins 1989, p. 34.
  4. ^ Butt 1995, p. 132.
  5. ^ Anon 2011, p. 22.
  6. ^ Smith & Turner 2012, Map 22.
  7. ^ Dow 1965, p. 235.
  8. ^ Bradshaw 1985, p. 720.
  9. ^ King & Hewins 1989, Photo 100.
  10. ^ Bates & Bairstow 2005, p. 79.
  11. ^ Mitchell & Smith 2017, Photo 81b.

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