Fledborough railway station

Fledborough railway station is a former railway station south west of Fledborough, Nottinghamshire, England.

Fledborough
Fledborough station (remains) geograph-3520199-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Remains of the station in 1995
Location
AreaNottinghamshire
Coordinates53°13′53″N 0°48′22″W / 53.2313°N 0.8060°W / 53.2313; -0.8060Coordinates: 53°13′53″N 0°48′22″W / 53.2313°N 0.8060°W / 53.2313; -0.8060
Grid referenceSK 797 711
Operations
Original companyLD&ECR
Pre-groupingGreat Central Railway
Post-groupingLNER
British Railways
Platforms2
History
March 1897Opened
19 September 1955Closed[1]
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

ContextEdit

The station was opened by the LD&ECR in March 1897 and closed by British Railways in 1955. The station and the stationmaster's house were built in the company's standard style.[2]

From Tuxford the line fell gently past Marnham, where High Marnham Power Station was built in 1960. The junction to the power station was about 500 yards west of Fledborough Station, which was, in turn, just before the line crossed the River Trent by means of the Fledborough Viaduct.[3]

Former ServicesEdit

There never was a Sunday service at Fledborough.

In 1922 3 trains per day plied between Chesterfield Market Place and Lincoln with a market day extra on Fridays between Shirebrook North and Lincoln. All these trains called at Fledborough.[4]

From 1951 trains stopped running through to Chesterfield, turning back at Shirebrook North instead. Otherwise the same pattern continued until the last train on 17 September 1955.

Trains continued to pass, including Summer excursions[5] which continued until 1964, but the picture was of progressive decline. A derailment east of Fledborough Viaduct on 21 February 1980[6][7] led to the immediate closure of the line from High Marnham Power Station through Fledborough to Pyewipe Junction. These tracks were subsequently lifted.

Modern TimesEdit

Today the trackbed eastwards from the site of Fledborough Station, across Fledborough Viaduct, through Clifton-on-Trent to Doddington and Harby forms an off-road part of National Cycle Route 647 which is part of the National Cycle Network.[8]

From Harby onwards through the site of Skellingthorpe almost to Pyewipe Junction the trackbed forms an off-road part of National Cycle Route 64.[9][10]


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Dukeries Junction
Line and station closed
  Great Central Railway
Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway
  Clifton-on-Trent
Line and station closed

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Butt 1995, p. 97.
  2. ^ Fledborough station Picture the Past
  3. ^ Cupit & Taylor 1984, p. 21.
  4. ^ Bradshaw 1985, p. 718.
  5. ^ Walker 1991, Inside front cover.
  6. ^ Ludlam & March 2013, p. 144.
  7. ^ Booth 2013, p. 57.
  8. ^ Booth 2013, p. 53.
  9. ^ Route NR64 Harby to Lincoln Sustrans
  10. ^ Fledborough to Lincoln by Bike Cycle-route

SourcesEdit

  • Booth, Chris (2013). The Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway A pictorial view of the "Dukeries Route" and branches. Two: Langwith Junction to Lincoln, the Mansfield Railway and Mid Nott's Joint Line. Blurb. ISBN 978-1-78155-660-3. 06884827.
  • Bradshaw, George (1985) [July 1922]. Bradshaw's General Railway and Steam Navigation guide for Great Britain and Ireland: A reprint of the July 1922 issue. Newton Abbot: David and Charles. ISBN 978-0-7153-8708-5. OCLC 12500436.
  • 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.
  • Cupit, J.; Taylor, W. (1984) [1966]. The Lancashire, Derbyshire & East Coast Railway. Oakwood Library of Railway History (2nd ed.). Headington: Oakwood Press. ISBN 978-0-85361-302-2. OL19.
  • Ludlam, A.J. (March 2013). Kennedy, Rex (ed.). "The Lancashire, Derbyshire & East Coast Railway". Steam Days. Bournemouth: Redgauntlet 1993 Publications. 283. ISSN 0269-0020.
  • Walker, Colin (1991). Eastern Region Steam Twilight, Part 2, North of Grantham. Llangollen: Pendyke Publications. ISBN 978-0-904318-14-2.

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