Waltham-on-the-Wolds railway station

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Waltham on the Wolds
Location
Place Waltham on the Wolds
Area Leicestershire
Grid reference SK798267
Operations
Pre-grouping Great Northern Railway
Post-grouping LNER and LMS Joint
Platforms 1
History
1883 Opened for freight and special trains
1964 Closed completely
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

Waltham on the Wolds railway station was a railway station at the end of The Waltham Branch[1] serving the village of Waltham on the Wolds, Leicestershire.[2] The Waltham Branch was built by the Great Northern Railway from the Great Northern and London and North Western Joint Railway at Scalford to exploit ironstone deposits in the area.

The station opened in April 1883 but never had a regular passenger train service. This was confirmed in an edition of The Railway Magazine, published in May 1932.[1]

Instead, it was used only for specials bringing visitors to Waltham Fair or to race meetings at Croxton Park until at least 1907[1] or 1906.[3]

From 1916 to 1918, it was used for military specials serving Harrowby Army Camp,[1] after which it was used for freight or occasional enthusiasts specials until completely closed in 1964.[4]

Former Services
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Terminus   Great Northern Railway
GN&LNW Joint Rly
  Scalford

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Aldworth, Colin (2012). The Nottingham and Melton Railway 1872 - 2012. 
  2. ^ Forgotten Railways, The East Midlands
  3. ^ Private and Untimetabled Railway Stations by G.Croughton and others ISBN 085361 281 1
  4. ^ A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain. Volume 9 The East Midlands. Robin Leleux

Coordinates: 52°49′54″N 0°48′57″W / 52.8318°N 0.8158°W / 52.8318; -0.8158