Nassington railway station

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Nassington Station
Railway ticket from Nassington station.JPG
Ticket in use at the station at the time of its closure in 1957
Location
Place Nassington
Area Northamptonshire
Grid reference TL067967
Operations
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
History
1 November 1879 Opened
1 July 1957 Closed to passengers
3 August 1957 Closed to goods
26 February 1971 Closure of quarry siding and final closure of the railway
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
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Nassington railway station is a former railway station in Nassington, Northamptonshire. It was owned by the London and North Western Railway but from 1883 to 1916 was also served by trains of the Great Northern Railway.[1] It opened for passengers along with Wakerley and Barrowden railway station and Kingscliffe railway station on 1 November 1879, on a new section of line constructed from Wansford Line Junction at Seaton to Yarwell Junction at Wansford.[2][3]

Nassington station closed to passengers on 1 July 1957, (at the same time as Wansford railway station and Castor railway station,the next two stations east towards Peterborough), and to goods on 3 August 1957.[4] The line remained open until the withdrawal of the passenger service from Rugby (Midland) to Peterborough (East) on 6 June 1966. On that date the section from Rugby (Midland) to Kings Cliffe was closed completely, but the line east of Kings Cliffe station remained open for goods traffic.[5] On 3 June 1968 Kings Cliffe station was closed to goods along with the track as far as the junction with a private siding into the ironstone quarries owned by Naylor Benzon 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) west of Nassington station.[6] The last train to the quarry ran on 4 January 1971, and the siding and railway at Nassington finally closed on 26 February 1971.[7]

Former services
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
King's Cliffe   London and North Western Railway
Rugby to Peterborough East
  Wansford
King's Cliffe   Great Northern Railway
Leicester Belgrave Road to Peterborough North
  Wansford

References[edit]

  1. ^ British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas and Gazetteer.
  2. ^ Leleux R. (1984) – A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain – Volume 9 – The East Midlands; 2nd Edition Trowbridge : Book Club Associates ISBN 0 946537 06 2 p. 108.
  3. ^ Quick M.E. (2003) – Railway Passenger Stations in England, Scotland and Wales – A Chronology 2nd Edition Richmond : Railway and Canal Historical Society; p. 216.
  4. ^ Clinker C.R. (1988) – Clinker’s Register of Closed Passenger Stations and Goods Depots in England, Scotland and Wales, 1830 – 1980 2nd Edition Chippenham : Avon-AnliA ISBN 0 905466 91 8; p. 99.
  5. ^ Hurst G. (1992) – Register of Closed Railways Worksop : Milepost Publications ISBN 0 947796 18 5; p. 44.
  6. ^ Hurst G. (1992) – Register of Closed Railways Worksop : Milepost Publications ISBN 0 947796 18 5; p. 56.
  7. ^ Clinker C.R. (1988) – Clinker’s Register of Closed Passenger Stations and Goods Depots in England, Scotland and Wales, 1830 – 1980 2nd Edition Chippenham : Avon-AnliA ISBN 0 905466 91 8; page 99.

Coordinates: 52°33′27″N 0°25′36″W / 52.5575°N 0.4268°W / 52.5575; -0.4268