Musgrave railway station

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Musgrave railway station was a railway station situated on the Eden Valley Railway and located between Penrith and Kirkby Stephen East, England.

History[edit]

1935 Map showing location of the station
Surviving bridge over railway cutting just north of the station in 2016

The railway line and station were built by the Eden Valley Railway (EVR). The line opened for mineral traffic on 8 April 1862 and for passengers on 9 June 1862.[1] The station served the villages of Great Musgrave and Little Musgrave and also nearby Brough and it was opened to passenger traffic on 9 June 1862. The EVR was worked from the outset by the Stockton and Darlington Railway (S&DR) which absorbed the EVR on 1 January 1863.[2] The S&DR was in turn absorbed by the North Eastern Railway (NER) on 13 July 1863.

On the Railway grouping of 1923 the working was taken over by the London and North Eastern Railway. Under nationalization on 1 January 1948 British Railways took over, but closed the station to both passengers and goods traffic on 3 November 1952.

1922 NER timetable showing passenger services through the station

Passenger facilities and services[edit]

A stationmaster's house and brick-built station building were provided on the single platform. There was a single goods siding. In July 1922 the NER operated five trains in each direction on each weekday, starting from Penrith which called to drop and pick up passengers and parcels. Four of the trains continued via Kirkby Stephen to Barnard Castle and Darlington. The other train terminated at Kirkby Stephen.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Awdry, 1990, p. 127
  2. ^ Awdry, p. 128
  • Walton, Peter (1992). The Stainmore & Eden Valley Railways. Oxford Publishing Co. ISBN 0-86093-306-7. 
  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory Of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens Limited. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. 
  • Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopedia of British Railway Companies. Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-049-7. 
  • British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas And Gazetteer. Ian Allan Publishing. 1997 [1958]. ISBN 0-7110-0320-3. 

External links[edit]

http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/m/musgrave/index.shtml Disused Stations site record for Musgrave

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Warcop   Eden Valley Railway   Kirkby Stephen East

Coordinates: 54°30′57″N 2°21′54″W / 54.5158°N 2.3649°W / 54.5158; -2.3649