Scrooby railway station

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Scrooby
StationHouse.jpg
This picture was taken in July, 1979. The station house has since been renovated.
Location
Place Scrooby
Area Bassetlaw
Operations
Original company Great Northern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Platforms 2
History
4 September 1849[1] Opened
14 September 1931[2] Closed to Regular services
1938 Closed Completely
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
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Scrooby was a railway station on the Great Northern Railway running between Retford and Doncaster. The station served the small village of Scrooby until closed in 1931, though an excursion stopped in 1938.[3] Sunday trains ended in 1924.[4] In 1897 it had a booking office, waiting room, stationmaster's house, signal box and 5 passenger trains a day each way, but no goods facilities.[5] About 1978 the signal box was replaced by Doncaster power box.[6]

The area was also famous for the water troughs on the line from about 1903[7] to about 1969.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Bawtry   London and North Eastern Railway
Retford to Doncaster
  Ranskill
station and signalbox in 1897

Present day[edit]

The station survives today as a private house.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Sparkford, ISBN 1-85260-508-1, p. 207.
  2. ^ Clinker, C.R. (October 1978). Clinker's Register of Closed Passenger Stations and Goods Depots in England, Scotland and Wales 1830-1977. Bristol: Avon-AngliA Publications & Services. p. 121. ISBN 0-905466-19-5. 
  3. ^ "Scrooby Station". Railway Magazine. October 1938. p. 308. Retrieved 2016-12-14. 
  4. ^ "What the railways are doing". Railway Magazine. November 1924. p. 414. Retrieved 2016-12-14. 
  5. ^ "Scrooby - the cradle of the American Republic". Railway Magazine. September 1897. Retrieved 2016-12-14. 
  6. ^ "Scrooby Station and Signalbox". signalboxes.com. Retrieved 2016-12-14. 
  7. ^ "GNR rolling stock past and present". Railway Magazine. September 1910. p. 209. Retrieved 2016-12-14. 

Coordinates: 53°24′35″N 1°00′56″W / 53.4096°N 1.0156°W / 53.4096; -1.0156