North Midland Railway

Introduction

This line is largely open. This railway ran from Derby to Leeds.






Dates

  /  /1836York and North Midland Railway
Company incorporated.
  /  /1839York and North Midland Railway
Line opened.
05/10/1840Manchester and Leeds Railway
Normanton to Hebden Bridge opened, worked by the North Midland Railway.
10/05/1844Midland Counties Railway Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway North Midland Railway Midland Railway
George Hudson encourages the Midland Counties Railway, Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway and North Midland Railway to merge to become the Midland Railway.
  /  /1845York and Scarborough Line (York and North Midland Railway)
Opened from York to Scarborough.
21/07/1845York and North Midland Railway
Act for a branch from Church Fenton to Harrogate via Wetherby.
  /  /1847Harrogate Branch (York and North Midland Railway)
Opened from Church Fenton to Spofforth.
  /  /1848Harrogate Branch (York and North Midland Railway)
Line extended from Spofforth to Harrogate (Brunswick).
07/08/1850Great Northern Railway]
Opened throughout. Route: London Kings Cross to Boston to Lincoln (not via Peterborough to Retford) to Knottingley on North Midland Railway and not York itself.
  /  /1854York and North Midland Railway Malton and Driffield Junction Railway York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway Leeds and Thirsk Railway West Hartlepool Harbour and Railways North Eastern Railway
Companies merge to form the North Eastern Railway.
  /  /1862Harrogate Branch (York and North Midland Railway)
Harrogate (Brunswick) closed.
  /  /1952Avenue Coking Works (Chesterfield)
New coking works built to the south of Chesterfield beside the North Midland Railway. This site formerly had a colliery and iron works, mostly closed but 1938.
  /  /1961Harrogate Branch (York and North Midland Railway)
Wetherby West Junction to Wetherby East Junction closed
  /  /1964Harrogate Branch (York and North Midland Railway)
Crimple Junction (Harrogate) to Wetherby closed
  /  /1966Harrogate Branch (York and North Midland Railway)
Wetherby to Church Fenton closed

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

Voyagers and a Meridian passing through Derby in 2015. ...
Ken Strachan 04/05/2015
Preserved class 08 no 08631 (formerly D3798) photographed at Derby in August 2002. ...
Ian Dinmore 16/08/2002
2b or not 2b - a Northbound Voyager slows at Derby to pick up passengers distracted by Shakespearian debate. 4th May 2015. ...
Ken Strachan 04/05/2015
'Markeaton Lady' looking suitably demure. This image taken on the now-lifted MPLR in 2007. ...
Ken Strachan 29/07/2007
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An immaculate 52332 running round at Duffield in the Ecclesbourne Valley in April 2019. Loco built at Horwich in 1896. ...
Bruce McCartney 21/04/2019
The passenger loading from Matlock to Nottingham on a Saturday afternoon in September 2012 justified three coaches - curious, as one was fine going ...
Ken Strachan 15/09/2012
A sight I have waited 30 years to see - main line to branch line interchange at Duffield on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway. see image 40048 ...
Ken Strachan 15/09/2012
Despite the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway having no physical connection with Network Rail, a 'junction' station has been created at Duffield, ...
Malcolm Chattwood 14/08/2012
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Peak No. 54 'The Royal Pioneer Corps' approaches Clay Cross South Junction, where it will take the Derby line, at about 09.15 on a July morning ...
Bill Jamieson 19/07/1971
Peak class 45 no D61 The Royal Army Ordnance Corps passes Clay Cross South Junction south of Chesterfield with a down express in July 1971. If ...
Bill Jamieson 19/07/1971
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A partially fitted coal train bound (probably) for Toton Yard trundles along the up slow line at Clay Cross in 1971 with Brush Type 2 No. 5806 in ...
Bill Jamieson 19/07/1971
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EMT Meridian DEMU 222019 calls at Chesterfield with a service to Sheffield on 05 February 2019. ...
John McIntyre 05/02/2019
158817, working to Leeds via Barnsley, seen arriving at Chesterfield station on 13th October 2016. ...
David Bosher 13/10/2016
Former LMS Jubilee class no.45596 'Bahamas' departing from Chesterfield on 5 February 2019 whilst travelling with support coach from Tyseley to ...
John McIntyre 05/02/2019
Outside the front of Chesterfield station is a statue to the father of railways, George Stephenson, holding a model of what appears to be Locomotion ...
John McIntyre 05/02/2019
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A Peak takes the Pengham FLT to Portobello FLT containers from fast to slow line at Tapton Jct, just north of Chesterfield, on 20 July 1971. The train ...
Bill Jamieson 20/07/1971
Peak No. 54 'The Royal Pioneer Corps' speeds south at Tapton Junction, just north of Chesterfield, on 20 July 1971 (the signal box is visible ...
Bill Jamieson 20/07/1971
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Peak 45066 (ex D114) brings a partially fitted inter-regional freight, probably bound for Tinsley Yard, past Foxlow Junction near Barrow Hill in May ...
Bill Jamieson 14/05/1977
Tinsley based Brush Type 2 No. 5558 passes Foxlow Junction on the Midland 'Old Road' with 8V63, the 1115 Tinsley to Severn Tunnel Junction working. ...
Bill Jamieson 20/09/1971
EE Type 3 No. 37 133 trundles southwards between Foxlow Junction (the base of the signalbox there is visible through the bridge at top right) and ...
Bill Jamieson 30/05/1974
Class 47 no 1556 with the fully-fitted 0901 Scunthorpe to Newport Alexandra Park Junction, comprising rolled steel sections on bogie bolster wagons. ...
Bill Jamieson 20/09/1971
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Treeton Junction, eastern entry point to Tinsley Yard. The connection may re-open with the redevelopment of the yard. View from above former station. ...
Ewan Crawford 18/11/2006
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A class 47 restarts a northbound tank train at Rotherham Masborough station in May 1981 following a stop for a crew change. See image 29803 ...
John Furnevel 04/05/1981
Bescot class 47 no 47386 brings a train of 100t oil tanks under Coronation Bridge and north through Rotherham Masborough station in May 1981. The ...
John Furnevel 04/05/1981
View south from Rotherham Masboro in October 2014, with the Midland Railway old main line to Chesterfield, bypassing Sheffield, on the left and the ...
David Pesterfield 13/10/2014
Thornaby shed's Brush Type 4 no 47052 approaching Rotherham Masborough from the north on a bright May morning in 1981 with a train of oil tanks from ...
John Furnevel 04/05/1981
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The rear of an InterCity 125 HST standing at the former Parkgate & Rawmarsh station (closed 1968) between Sheffield & Swinton in the 1980s. The train ...
Charlie Niven //
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A pair of the once prolific class 20's, nos 20092+20185, working north through the 1990 Swinton Station with a rake of empty engineers short wheelbase ...
David Pesterfield 16/03/1992
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Class 25 no 5177 passes Wath Road Junction near Mexborough with a southbound express freight off the Swinton and Knottingley Joint line on 17 August ...
Bill Jamieson 17/08/1970
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47045 (D1626) speeds the 14:00 Newcastle - Bristol past the disused station at Cudworth on a warm but sultry August Saturday afternoon in 1975. ...
Bill Jamieson 02/08/1975
Steam heat 'Peak' No. 45044 Royal Inniskilling Fusilier forges south past the site of Cudworth station in August 1975 with the through service ...
Bill Jamieson 02/08/1975
The late morning Cardiff to Newcastle express approaches Cudworth Station under caution in August 1975 behind Peak No. 46028. The lines to the right ...
Bill Jamieson 02/08/1975
The summer Saturday 09.10 Tenby - York passes Cudworth Station signal box in August 1975 behind Brush Type 4 no 47087 Cyclops. ...
Bill Jamieson 02/08/1975
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Looking across Lund Hill Lane by the extremely weather-worn former slow / goods line bridge, at the north end of the former Royston & Notton Station ...
David Pesterfield 01/03/2020
Looking west down Lund Hill Lane towards Royston town centre, to the extremely weather-worn former slow / goods line bridge, at the north end of the ...
David Pesterfield 01/03/2020
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ScotRail liveried 47637 'Springburn' has just passed Goose Hill Junction at Normanton, with a special working in April 1988, and is put under power as ...
David Pesterfield 23/04/1988
The Saturday 06.55 Gloucester - Leeds on the former Midland mainline half a mile south of Goose Hill Junction in April 1976. 45071 was the first the ...
Bill Jamieson 03/04/1976
31236 heads east through Normanton with a mixed freight on 5th December 1980. At this time, although open, the station had a derelict feel about it ...
Mark Bartlett 05/12/1980
The 185 1/4 mile post, indicating distance from St. Pancras along the former Midland mainline route via Royston, is now located a significant distance ...
David Pesterfield 17/03/2011
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Entrance to Altofts station near Normanton West Yorkshire, complete with WYPTE Metro sign. Photographed on 15 May 1990 - the day after the station was ...
Ian Dinmore 15/05/1990
Scene at Altofts station, West Yorkshire, on 15 May 1990, the day after the station was officially closed to passengers. ...
Ian Dinmore 15/05/1990
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Northern Rail 158853 approaches soon to be removed Woodlesford station foot crossing on the 1037 ex Leeds limited stop service to Sheffield, with ...
David Pesterfield 18/09/2010
158906 runs slowly under the new footbridge at Woodlesford Station on the 12.05 ex Leeds fast service to Nottingham following the late running 12.08 ...
David Pesterfield 19/01/2011
The soon to be replaced foot crossing at Woodlesford Station seen from the down platform, with preparation work for the new footbridge installation ...
David Pesterfield 18/09/2010
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