Sheepbridge railway station

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Sheepbridge
Location
Place Whittington
Area Borough of Chesterfield
Operations
Original company Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
History
1 August 1870 Station opened
8 October 1897 renamed Sheepbridge and Whittington Moor
18 June 1951 renamed Sheepbridge
2 January 1967 Station closes[1]
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Sheepbridge railway station was a station in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England.

It was built by the Midland Railway in 1870 on what is known to railwaymen as the "New Road" to Sheffield. This bypassed the North Midland Railway's original line, which had avoided Sheffield due to the gradients involved and came to be known as the "Old Road".[2]

Between 1897 and 1957 it was known as Sheepbridge and Whittington Moor. It was only used for passengers, goods being dealt with at a depot on a nearby branch. The platforms were built over the highway, with timber waiting rooms without canopies. The brick built booking office was at road level on Station Road with footpaths to the platforms, that to the down line through a subway. It was closed in 1967. The booking office building still exists and is currently in use as a television repair shop.

After leaving Chesterfield the line diverged at Tapton Junction, Sheepbridge marking the beginning of the long 1 in 100 climb through Broomhouse Tunnel to Unstone


Preceding station National Rail Historical railways Following station
Chesterfield Midland
Line and station open
  Midland Railway
Midland Main Line
  Unstone
Line open, station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J., (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens
  2. ^ Pixton, B., (2000) North Midland: Portrait of a Famous Route, Cheltenham: Runpast Publishing

Coordinates: 53°15′43″N 1°25′44″W / 53.2619°N 1.4288°W / 53.2619; -1.4288