Eryholme railway station

Eryholme railway station, originally named as Dalton Junction, was a railway station located on the East Coast Main Line between Northallerton and Darlington in North Yorkshire, England. It was the point at which the now closed Eryholme-Richmond branch line diverged from the East Coast Main Line.

General information
Coordinates54°26′57″N 1°32′03″W / 54.449121°N 1.534181°W / 54.449121; -1.534181
Grid referenceNZ303060
Other information
Original companyYork and Newcastle Railway
Pre-groupingNorth Eastern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Key dates
10 September 1846Station opened as Dalton Junction
1 May 1901Station renamed Eryholme
1 October 1911Station closed to regular traffic
After 1920Station closed completely
c.1944Reopened for staff and military use.
1969Station closed

Passing the site today passengers on the East Coast main Line would be hard pressed to pinpoint the location of Eryholme, as all signs of the station have been demolished.

The station probably saw its greatest number of passengers during World War II as it was the drop off point for servicemen arriving at the nearby RAF Croft. After the war it was also used by railwaymen living in nearby cottages for which trains stopped there but were not advertised in the timetables. This arrangement continued until 1969 when services on the Richmond Branch were withdrawn.

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References edit

  • Butt, R. V. J. (October 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. OL 11956311M.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.

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Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Line open, station closed
  North Eastern Railway
East Coast Main Line
  Croft Spa
Line open, station closed
Line and station closed
  North Eastern Railway
Eryholme-Richmond branch line