North Midland Railway

Introduction

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






Dates

  /  /1836[York and North Midland Railway]
Company incorporated.
  /  /1839[York and North Midland Railway]
Line opened.
  /  /1845[York and Scarborough Line] ([York and North Midland Railway])
Opened from York to Scarborough
21/07/1845[York and North Midland Railway]
Act for a branch from Church Fenton to Harrogate via Wetherby.
  /  /1847[Harrogate Branch] ([York and North Midland Railway])
Opened from Church Fenton to Spofforth
  /  /1848[Harrogate Branch] ([York and North Midland Railway])
Line extended from Spofforth to Harrogate (Brunswick)
  /  /1854[York and North Midland Railway]
Malton and Driffield 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.
  /  /1862[Harrogate Branch] ([York and North Midland Railway])
Harrogate (Brunswick) closed
  /  /1961[Harrogate Branch] ([York and North Midland Railway])
Wetherby West Junction to Wetherby East Junction closed
  /  /1964[Harrogate Branch] ([York and North Midland Railway])
Crimple Junction (Harrogate) to Wetherby closed
  /  /1966[Harrogate 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
'Markeaton Lady' looking suitably demure. This image taken on the now-lifted MPLR in 2007. ...
Ken Strachan 29/07/2007
As at least some of the goods lines parallel to Derby station are about to be removed, it is nice to remember a time when they were full - if only for ...
Ken Strachan 13/09/2014






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












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

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




Meeting at Chesterfield. View looks south. ...
Ewan Crawford 19/11/2006
Southbound at Chesterfield. ...
Ewan Crawford 19/11/2006
A down freight, photographed heading north towards Tapton Junction on 5 May 1980 shortly after passing through Chesterfield station behind a pair of ...
John Furnevel 05/05/1980
Britannia Pacific no 70013 Oliver Cromwell stands at Chesterfield on 9 June 1968 with the 'Midland Line Centenary Special Railtour' on ...
K A Gray 09/06/1968

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








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








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



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





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


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





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






GBRf 66749 heads south, passing under the goods line section of Shay Lane bridge on the former four track Midland Main Line at Walton, near Wakefield. ...
David Pesterfield 13/07/2016
GBRf 66749 heads south along the former four track Midland Main line, shortly after passing the former Sandal & Walton station site, with a cargo of ...
David Pesterfield 13/07/2016
Right next to the famous prison, and only a 200yd walk from Rice Lane on the Kirkby line, Walton is on the Merseyrail Ormskirk line. Just beyond the ...
Mark Bartlett 13/08/2008





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 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
A northbound express, possibly the 08.00 St Pancras - Glasgow, approaching Normanton from the Cudworth direction in April 1976 with 45 057 in charge, ...
Bill Jamieson 03/04/1976
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


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


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