Waleswood railway station

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Waleswood
Location
Place Waleswood Colliery
Area Rotherham
Coordinates 53°21′00″N 1°18′02″W / 53.35005°N 1.30058°W / 53.35005; -1.30058Coordinates: 53°21′00″N 1°18′02″W / 53.35005°N 1.30058°W / 53.35005; -1.30058
Grid reference SK466839
Operations
Original company Great Central Railway
Pre-grouping Great Central Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Platforms 2
History
1 July 1907 Opened
7 March 1955 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Waleswood railway station is a former railway station on the Great Central Railway's main line between Sheffield Victoria and Worksop, England.

The station was opened on 1 July 1907 by public demand[1], where the road from Rotherham to Clowne road below the line and the Waleswood Curve,[2][3] a connection from the Derbyshire Lines of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway at Killamarsh, joins the east-west main line. It was adjacent to Waleswood Colliery.

The station buildings were of all wood construction with flanking wooden platforms.[4][5][6]

The station booking hall suffered a major fire on 24 May 1953, when much internal damage was caused and rail traffic was disrupted.

The station was closed on 7 March 1955 and has since been demolished.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dow 1965, pp. 103 & 104.
  2. ^ Dow 1965, pp. 104 & 111.
  3. ^ Grainger 2002, pp. 73–74.
  4. ^ Kaye 1991, p. 45.
  5. ^ Hurst 1989, p. 34.
  6. ^ Ellis 1994, p. 11.
  7. ^ Gay 2004, p. 32.

Sources[edit]

  • Dow, George (1965). Great Central, Volume Three: Fay Sets the Pace, 1900–1922. Shepperton: Ian Allan. ISBN 0-7110-0263-0. 
  • Ellis, Norman (1994). South Yorkshire Railway Stations on old picture postcards. Keyworth, Nottinghamshire: Reflections of a Bygone Age. ISBN 0 946245 88 6. 
  • Gay, Stephen (2004). Through Kirton Tunnel, a Railway Journey from Sheffield to Cleethorpes. Sheffield: Pickard Communication. ISBN 0 9547264 0 5. 
  • Grainger, Ken (2002). Sheffield Victoria to Chesterfield Central, The "Derbyshire Lines" of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway Part 1. Bredbury, Cheshire: Foxline Limited. ISBN 1-870119-83-5. 
  • Hurst, Geoffrey (1989). Great Central East of Sheffield Volume 1. Worksop, Nottinghamshire: Milepost Publications. ISBN 0-947796-00-2. 
  • Kaye, A.R. (1991). Great Central Railway North of Nottingham, Volume 2. Chesterfield: Terminus Publications. ISBN 0 946930 12 0. 

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