Tickhill and Wadworth railway station

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Tickhill and Wadworth
Location
Place Tickhill and Wadworth
Area Doncaster
Coordinates 53°27′06″N 1°07′31″W / 53.45158°N 1.12520°W / 53.45158; -1.12520Coordinates: 53°27′06″N 1°07′31″W / 53.45158°N 1.12520°W / 53.45158; -1.12520
Grid reference SK581953
Operations
Original company South Yorkshire Joint Railway
Pre-grouping South Yorkshire Joint Railway
Post-grouping South Yorkshire Joint Railway
Platforms 2
History
1 December 1910 Opened
April 1926 Closed
25 July 1927 Reopened
8 July 1929 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Tickhill and Wadworth railway station, originally simply known as Tickhill, was located where the road linking the two villages in its name crossed the South Yorkshire Joint Railway. Being about halfway between it was intended that it should serve both Tickhill and Wadworth, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England.

The station, opened on 1 December 1910, had two flanking platforms and substantial buildings in the "Double Pavilion" style. The passenger service, between Doncaster and Shireoaks was operated jointly by the Great Central Railway and the Great Northern Railway for the first year when the G.N.R. left the arrangement.

The station was closed temporarily between April 1926 and April 1927 and finally on 8 July 1929, after a bacterial outbreak due to horse faeces.[1] However the wooden signal box at the station's southern end was still extant in 1959, when it was photographed by H. B. Priestly.[2]

Only the station master's house and some remnants of the platform and the signal box's coal bunker still exist.

References[edit]

  1. ^ South Yorkshire Railway Stations, 'Yesterdays Yorkshire' series by Norman Ellis
  2. ^ Railway Signalling and Track Plans by Bob Essery, Ian Allan Publishing.

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