Scrooby railway station

Scrooby was a railway station on the Great Northern Railway running between Retford and Doncaster. The station served the small village of Scrooby until closed in 1931, though an excursion stopped in 1938.[3] Sunday trains ended in 1924.[4] In 1897 it had a booking office, waiting room, stationmaster's house, signal box and 5 passenger trains a day each way, but no goods facilities.[5] About 1978 the signal box was replaced by Doncaster power box.[6]

This picture was taken in July, 1979. The station house has since been renovated.
LocationScrooby, Bassetlaw
Other information
Original companyGreat Northern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Key dates
4 September 1849[1]Opened
14 September 1931[2]Closed to Regular services
1938Closed Completely

The area was also famous for the water troughs on the line from about 1903[7] to about 1969.

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Bawtry   London and North Eastern Railway
Retford to Doncaster
station and signalbox in 1897

Present dayEdit

The station survives today as a private house.


  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Sparkford, ISBN 1-85260-508-1, p. 207.
  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. 121. ISBN 0-905466-19-5.
  3. ^ "Scrooby Station". Railway Magazine. October 1938. p. 308. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  4. ^ "What the railways are doing". Railway Magazine. November 1924. p. 414. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Scrooby - the cradle of the American Republic". Railway Magazine. September 1897. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Scrooby Station and Signalbox". Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  7. ^ "GNR rolling stock past and present". Railway Magazine. September 1910. p. 209. Retrieved 14 December 2016.

Coordinates: 53°24′35″N 1°00′56″W / 53.4096°N 1.0156°W / 53.4096; -1.0156