Lowesby railway station

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Lowesby railway station (originally Loseby) was a railway station serving the villages of Lowesby and Tilton on the Hill, Leicestershire, on the Great Northern Railway Leicester branch.

Overview[edit]

The station opened in 1882 (as Loseby) and was one of two stations serving Tilton, the other being Tilton station. For Tilton villagers travelling to Leicester, however, Lowesby station was preferred, because it was nearer by public footpath (1 mile vs 1.2 miles), had more trains, and because the train journey was 2.5 miles shorter and therefore cheaper. Reflecting this, several commuter trains from Leicester terminated at Lowesby, although these were withdrawn in 1916 together with the Leicester to Peterborough trains. The station was renamed Lowesby in 1916.

The station closed to regular traffic in 1953, although summer excursion trains to Skegness and Mablethorpe continued until the end of the 1962 season.[1] To the east of the station was Marefield Junction.

Former Services
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Ingarsby   Great Northern Railway
Leicester Belgrave Road to Grantham
  John O' Gaunt
  Great Northern Railway
Leicester Belgrave Road to Peterborough North
  Tilton

Train Timetable for April 1910[edit]

The table below shows the train departures from Lowesby in April 1910.[2]

Departure Going to Calling at Arrival Operator
07.22 Peterborough North Tilton, East Norton, Hallaton, Medbourne, Rockingham, Seaton, Wakerley & Barrowden, King's Cliffe, Nassington, Wansford, Castor, Overton, Peterborough North 08.48 GNR
07.52 Leicester Belgrave Road Ingersby, Thurnby & Scraptoft, Humberstone, Leicester Belgrave Road 08.15 GNR
07.54 Grantham John O'Gaunt, Great Dalby, Melton Mowbray North, Scalford, Long Clawson & Hose, Harby & Stathern, Redmile, Bottesford, Sedgebrook, Grantham 09.10 GNR
08.34 Leicester Belgrave Road Ingersby, Thurnby & Scraptoft, Humberstone, Leicester Belgrave Road 08.55 GNR
09.22 Grantham John O'Gaunt, Great Dalby, Melton Mowbray North, Scalford, Long Clawson & Hose, Harby & Stathern, Redmile, Bottesford, Grantham 10.28 GNR
10.07 Newark Northgate John O'Gaunt, Great Dalby, Melton Mowbray North, Scalford, Long Clawson & Hose, Harby & Stathern, Redmile, Cotham, Newark Northgate 11.10 GNR
10.18 (Mon & Wed) Leicester Belgrave Road Ingersby, Thurnby & Scraptoft, Humberstone, Leicester Belgrave Road 10.43 GNR
10.38 Peterborough North Tilton, East Norton, Hallaton, Medbourne, Rockingham, Seaton, Wakerley & Barrowden, King's Cliffe, Nassington, Wansford, Castor, Overton, Peterborough North 12.06 GNR
10.59 Leicester Belgrave Road Ingersby, Thurnby & Scraptoft, Humberstone, Leicester Belgrave Road 11.22 GNR
11.26 (Mon & Wed) Grantham John O'Gaunt, Great Dalby, Melton Mowbray North, Scalford, Long Clawson & Hose, Harby & Stathern, Grantham 12.50 GNR
12.13 Leicester Belgrave Road Ingersby, Thurnby & Scraptoft, Humberstone, Leicester Belgrave Road 12.36 GNR
12.56 Grantham John O'Gaunt, Great Dalby, Melton Mowbray North, Scalford, Long Clawson & Hose, Harby & Stathern, Redmile, Bottesford, Sedgebrook, Grantham 14.12 GNR
13.50 Leicester Belgrave Road Ingersby, Thurnby & Scraptoft, Humberstone, Leicester Belgrave Road 14.15 GNR
15.48 Leicester Belgrave Road Ingersby, Thurnby & Scraptoft, Humberstone, Leicester Belgrave Road 16.10 GNR
16.02 Grantham John O'Gaunt, Great Dalby, Melton Mowbray North, Scalford, Long Clawson & Hose, Harby & Stathern, Redmile, Bottesford, Sedgebrook, Grantham 17.15 GNR
16.23 Peterborough North Tilton, East Norton, Hallaton, Medbourne, Rockingham, Seaton, Wakerley & Barrowden, King's Cliffe, Nassington, Wansford, Castor, Peterborough North 17.46 GNR
16.24 Leicester Belgrave Road Ingersby, Thurnby & Scraptoft, Humberstone, Leicester Belgrave Road 16.47 GNR
18.03 Grantham John O'Gaunt, Great Dalby, Melton Mowbray North, Scalford, Long Clawson & Hose, Harby & Stathern, Redmile, Bottesford, Grantham 19.15 GNR
19.01 (Wed only) Tilton Tilton 19.06 GNR
19.02 Leicester Belgrave Road Ingersby, Thurnby & Scraptoft, Humberstone, Leicester Belgrave Road 19.25 GNR
19.36 Leicester Belgrave Road Ingersby, Thurnby & Scraptoft, Humberstone, Leicester Belgrave Road 19.59 GNR
21.00 Leicester Belgrave Road Ingersby, Thurnby & Scraptoft, Humberstone, Leicester Belgrave Road 21.23 GNR
23.22 Melton Mowbray North John O'Gaunt, Melton Mowbray North 23.38 GNR

References[edit]

  1. ^ British Railways Atlas.1947. p.16
  2. ^ Bradshaw's Railway Guide, April 1910

Coordinates: 52°39′15″N 0°54′59″W / 52.6543°N 0.9165°W / 52.6543; -0.9165