Parkgate and Rawmarsh railway station
|Parkgate and Rawmarsh|
Site of the former station (2008)
|Area||Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham|
|Original company||Midland Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|1 May 1853||Station opened as Rawmarsh|
|1 November 1869||renamed Rawmarsh and Park Gate|
|1 December 1869||renamed Park Gate and Rawmarsh|
|3 May 1894||renamed Parkgate and Rawmarsh|
|1 January 1968||Station closed|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain|
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Parkgate and Rawmarsh railway station, originally named Rawmarsh was situated in Parkgate, adjacent to the Park Gate Iron and Steel Company's works. It served the communities of Parkgate and Rawmarsh, in South Yorkshire, England.
On 19 November 1926, a private owner wagon disintegrated, derailing the train that it was part of. A signal post was partially brought down, obstructing an adjacent line. An express passenger train had the sides of its carriages ripped open by the signal post. Eleven people were killed.
The station was closed, along with all the others on the line, except for Rotherham Masborough on 1 January 1968. The last ticket to be issued, as a souvenir, was lettered L.M.S.R., 20 years after that company's demise.
The station and the adjoining steel works, together with other locations in the Rotherham area, were featured in the 1958 film Tread Softly Stranger starring Diana Dors. Diana Dors's co-star George Baker is seen arriving at platform 1 of "Rawborough" station.
- Station on navigable O.S. map Station is the open one (on this map) next to the closed Parkgate and Aldwarke station.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Rotherham Masborough||Eastern Region of British Railways
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