Warthill railway station

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Warthill
Warthill-signal-box-by-DS-Pugh.jpg
Location
Place Stockton-on-the-Forest
Area City of York
Coordinates 54°00′19″N 0°59′06″W / 54.0053°N 0.9849°W / 54.0053; -0.9849Coordinates: 54°00′19″N 0°59′06″W / 54.0053°N 0.9849°W / 54.0053; -0.9849
Grid reference SE666570
Operations
Original company York and North Midland Railway
Pre-grouping North Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Platforms 2
History
4 October 1847 Opened
3 January 1959 Closed
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

Warthill railway station was a station on the York to Beverley Line. It opened as Stockton station in 1847/8, was renamed to Stockton Forest (later Stockton-on-the-Forest) in 1867; in 1872 it became Warthill station. The station closed in 1959.

History[edit]

Stockton station opened on 4 October 1847 and served the villages of Stockton-on-the-Forest and Warthill in North Yorkshire, England.

In 1867 it was renamed, Stockton Forest, and renamed again Stockton-on-Forest soon after. On 1 February 1872 it was renamed Warthill station.[1]

Between 1922 and 1932 the station was also the southern terminus of the Sand Hutton Light Railway. This railway supplied the estate of Sir Robert Walker.[1]

The level crossing at Warthill station was the first in the UK to have its manually operated gates replaced by lifting boom barriers.[2]

It closed on 3 January 1959.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Earswick   Y&NMR
York to Beverley Line
  Holtby
Terminus   Sand Hutton Light Railway   Sand Hutton
or
Claxton

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Station Name: Warthill". Disused Stations. Subterranea Britannica. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation (1957). "Report on Level Crossing Protection based on a visit to the Netherlands, Belgian and French Railways by officers of the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation and of the British Transport Commission" (PDF). Her Majesty's Stationery Office. Appendix I. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 

Sources[edit]

  • Bairstow, Martin (1990). Railways In East Yorkshire. Martin Bairstow. ISBN 1-871944-03-1. 
  • 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. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 

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