Sawley railway station

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Sawley
Location
Place Breaston
Area Erewash
Operations
Original company Midland Counties Railway
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping LMS
British Railways
Platforms 2
History
4 June 1839 First opened
30 June 1840 approx renamed Sawley
1 December 1930 Closed [1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Sawley railway station was a station at Breaston in Derbyshire.

It was opened as Breaston in 1839 for the Midland Counties Railway, which shortly joined the North Midland Railway and the Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway to form the Midland Railway.

The third station from Nottingham, it was soon named Sawley to prevent confusion with Beeston.

It was away from both settlements and when Draycott was opened in 1852 and, particularly, Sawley Junction in 1888, it became superfluous and was closed in 1930.

The line is now part of the Midland Main Line between Long Eaton and Derby

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd.,

Bibliography[edit]

  • The Nottingham and Derby Railway Companion, (1839) Republished 1979 with Foreword by J.B.Radford, Derbyshire Record Society
  • Higginson, M, (1989) The Midland Counties Railway: A Pictorial Survey, Derby: Midland Railway Trust.

Coordinates: 52°53′27″N 1°18′47″W / 52.8908°N 1.3131°W / 52.8908; -1.3131