Parkgate and Rawmarsh railway station

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Parkgate and Rawmarsh
Parkgate & Rawmarsh railway station (site), Yorkshire (geograph 3477558).jpg
Site of the former station (2008)
Location
PlaceParkgate
AreaMetropolitan Borough of Rotherham
Coordinates53°27′00″N 1°20′14″W / 53.449890°N 1.337250°W / 53.449890; -1.337250Coordinates: 53°27′00″N 1°20′14″W / 53.449890°N 1.337250°W / 53.449890; -1.337250
Grid referenceSK441949
Operations
Original companyMidland Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
History
1 May 1853Station opened as Rawmarsh
1 November 1869renamed Rawmarsh and Park Gate
1 December 1869renamed Park Gate and Rawmarsh
3 May 1894renamed Parkgate and Rawmarsh
1 January 1968Station closed[1]
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Closed railway stations in Britain
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Parkgate and Rawmarsh railway station, originally named Rawmarsh[1] 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.

The station was situated on the former North Midland Railway between Kilnhurst West and Rotherham Masborough.

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.[2]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. 195, 181. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  2. ^ Earnshaw, Alan (1993). Trains in Trouble: Vol. 8. Penryn: Atlantic Books. ISBN 0-906899-52-4.

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Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Rotherham Masborough   Eastern Region of British Railways
Midland Railway
Sheffield-Cudworth-Leeds Line
  Kilnhurst West