Spilsby railway station

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Spilsby
ShelbyStation.jpg
Spilsby railway station c.1890.
Location
PlaceSpilsby
AreaEast Lindsey, Lincolnshire
Coordinates53°10′11″N 0°05′49″E / 53.16969°N 0.09690°E / 53.16969; 0.09690Coordinates: 53°10′11″N 0°05′49″E / 53.16969°N 0.09690°E / 53.16969; 0.09690
Grid referenceTF401657
Operations
Original companySpilsby and Firsby Railway[1]
Pre-groupingGreat Northern Railway[1]
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Eastern Region of British Railways
Platforms1
History
1 May 1868Opened[1]
10 Sep 1939Closed to passengers[1]
1958Closed to goods
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

Spilsby railway station was a railway station in the market town of Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England.[2] The station stood on a four mile long branch line between Spilsby and Firsby Junction,[3] where it connected with the main line from Cleethorpes to London, and was opened on 1 May 1868.[4] However, traffic on the line soon slumped, and the line was bought by the Great Northern Railway in 1890. In 1939 passenger services on the line were suspended, leaving only a goods service which itself ceased in 1958, when the railway station and line were closed.[5]

Former Services
Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Terminus   Great Northern Railway
Spilsby branch
  Halton Holegate
Modern view of the site of the station

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 217. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Spilsby Station (507082)". PastScape. Retrieved 8 February 2011.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Branch line (1365491)". PastScape. Retrieved 8 February 2011.
  4. ^ "Spilsby Railway Station". www.spilsby.info. Retrieved 5 May 2008.
  5. ^ British Railways Atlas.1947. p.17

Further reading[edit]

Ludlam, A.J. (1985). The Spilsby to Firsby Railway: Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-85361-310-9

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