Bawtry railway station

Bawtry railway station was situated to the east of the town of Bawtry, South Yorkshire, England on the Great Northern Railway main line between Retford and Doncaster.

Bawtry
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Bawtry station
LocationBawtry, Doncaster
England
Coordinates53°26′11″N 1°00′53″W / 53.4363°N 1.0146°W / 53.4363; -1.0146Coordinates: 53°26′11″N 1°00′53″W / 53.4363°N 1.0146°W / 53.4363; -1.0146
Grid referenceSK655937
Platforms?
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyGreat Northern Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Northern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Eastern Region of British Railways
Key dates
4 September 1849[1]Opened
6 October 1958Closed to regular passenger services
7 December 1964Closed to all passenger services
30 April 1971[2]Goods facilities withdrawn

HistoryEdit

The lengthy platforms were situated to the north of the long, low viaduct, the main buildings being on the town (down) side of the line. A signal box was provided on the north end of the London-bound platform. The station was unique in its structures, these being highly individual. The main building had a small portico leading to the booking office at the front with all the usual facilities within the building. Platform shelters were in wood in typical style of the GNR.

In the first half of the 20th century the royal family customarily attended Doncaster races. They would alight at Bawtry, being greeted with the usual enthusiasm, and proceed by road to the racecourse.

It was the junction of the Bawtry to Haxey railway line, a freight only line to Misson and Haxey, which opened in 1912 and the remaining section to Misson closed in 1964.

The station closed to regular passenger services in 1958 but occasional special trains served the station until the mid 1960s.[3]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Rossington   London and North Eastern Railway
Retford to Doncaster
  Scrooby

Present dayEdit

The buildings and platforms have been swept away but a couple of goods yard buildings are now houses.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Sparkford, ISBN 1-85260-508-1, p. 29.
  2. ^ Clinker, C.R. (October 1978). Clinker's Register of Closed Passenger Stations and Goods Depots in England, Scotland and Wales 1830-1977. Bristol: Avon-AngliA Publications & Services. p. 10. ISBN 0-905466-19-5.
  3. ^ Private and Untimetabled Railway Stations by G.Croughton
  • "South Yorkshire Railway Stations on old postcards" by Norman Ellis. Reflections of a Bygone Age. ISBN 0-946245-88-6
  • Report to Doncaster Borough Council on the planning strategy of preserving access and opening stations on rail routes in the borough. (The Star, Saturday, 14 February 2009)

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