Stretton railway station

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Stretton
Location
Place Stretton
Area District of North East Derbyshire
Grid reference SK386614
Operations
Original company Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
History
15 April 1841 Station opened as Smithy Moor
1 November 1841 renamed Stretton
1 October 187 renamed Stretton for Ashover
11 September 1961 Station closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Ashover Light Railway
North Midland Railway
Clay Cross
Erewash Valley Line
Clay Cross and Egstow
Clay Cross Tunnel
Ashover Butts
Holmgate
Salter Lane
Springfield
Fallgate
Proposed Heritage Railway
Clay Lane
Dalebank
Stretton
Woolley
North Midland Railway
Section flooded
Ogston Reservoir covers line

Stretton railway station was a railway station at Stretton, Derbyshire, England built by the North Midland Railway.

Stretton station was first opened in 1841 as Smithy Moor, a year after the line opened, but renamed in 1843. It is also called "Shelton" in the Railway Guide.[2]

It was situated at the Derbyshire summit and the highest point of the line, after the stations at Ambergate and Wingfield, and just before the Clay Cross Tunnel.

A station on the Ashover Light Railway (1 ft 11 12 in (597 mm) narrow gauge) from Ashover to Clay Cross was built adjoining it, and its passenger services were timed to connect with those on the North Midland.

This was mainly used to carry limestone and fluorspar to the Clay Cross Company works, but also supplied around 400 tons of ballast per week to the railway until the quarry closed in 1950.[3]

The station closed on 11 September 1961. There are no visible remains.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J., (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens
  2. ^ The North Midland Railway Guide, (1842) Republished 1973, Leeds: Turntable Enterprises
  3. ^ Radford, B., (1988) Midland Through the Peak Unicorn Books

Coordinates: 53°08′53″N 1°25′23″W / 53.148°N 1.423°W / 53.148; -1.423