Sledmere and Fimber railway station

Sledmere and Fimber railway station was a railway station on the Malton & Driffield Railway in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

Sledmere and Fimber
Sledmere & Fimber railway station (site), Yorkshire (geograph 5682875).jpg
Site of the former station (2018)
Location
PlaceSledmere and Fimber
AreaEast Riding of Yorkshire
Coordinates54°02′15″N 0°36′46″W / 54.037420°N 0.612745°W / 54.037420; -0.612745Coordinates: 54°02′15″N 0°36′46″W / 54.037420°N 0.612745°W / 54.037420; -0.612745
Grid referenceSE909610
Operations
Original companyMalton and Driffield Junction Railway
Pre-groupingNorth Eastern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Platforms1
History
1853Opened
1950Closed
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

HistoryEdit

The station opened on 19 May 1853 and was sited between the villages of Sledmere and Fimber. It was closed to passengers on 5 June 1950 but remained open for goods traffic until 18 October 1958. The station was named "Fimber" until March 1858, when it briefly became "Sledmere" until May 1859, when it became "Sledmere and Fimber" until final closure of the line.

Despite being remote from both Sledmere and Fimber, the station was the most important on the MDR in terms of traffic and receipts.[1][page needed]

PreservationEdit

In October 2008, the Yorkshire Wolds Railway was formed by a group of enthusiasts aiming to restore at least a section of the former M&D branch as a heritage tourist attraction.[2] They are restoring a section of the railway near the original Sledmere and Fimber railway station.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Burton 1998.
  2. ^ "Yorkshire Wolds Railway". Yorkshire Wolds Railway. Retrieved 15 May 2013.

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Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Burdale   North Eastern Railway
Malton & Driffield Railway
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