Thornton Dale railway station

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Thornton Dale
ThorntonDaleStation.jpg
Thornton Dale station in 2007
Location Thornton-le-Dale, Ryedale
United Kingdom
Coordinates 54°13′42″N0°43′22″W / 54.2284°N 0.7229°W / 54.2284; -0.7229 Coordinates: 54°13′42″N0°43′22″W / 54.2284°N 0.7229°W / 54.2284; -0.7229
Grid reference SE833821
Platforms1
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original company North Eastern Railway
Pre-groupingNorth Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Key dates
1882opened
1950closed for passengers
1964closed completely

Thornton Dale railway station was situated on the North Eastern Railway's Pickering to Seamer branch line. It served the village of Thornton-le-Dale in North Yorkshire, England. The station opened to passenger traffic on 1 May 1882, and closed on 3 June 1950.

The trains first arrived in the village in 1839 but the Pickering-Scarborough branch was not completed here until 1882. After regular service began, some agricultural workers left the area on the train, seeking paid jobs elsewhere. [1]

The station remained open for freight traffic to Pickering after the rest of the Forge Valley Line was closed and pulled up. A daily train took limestone (brought by lorry from a quarry north of the village) to Pickering from where it was taken forwards to Skinningrove Ironworks. Unfortunately the quarry company lost the contract to supply the ironworks and this traffic ceased by 1964. [2] The last traffic into the station was two Presflo wagons of bulk cement for repairs to the village hall.

Shortly afterwards two Wickham Railmotors from Pickering visited the line to check that all the fences were stock-proof and in due course contractors arrived and removed the track.

The station building was cleared and converted into offices for a company building a (short lived) gas pipeline to Pickering. Subsequently, the property was used caravan park and the station was eventually converted into three holiday rental cottages. [3]

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References

  1. "Conservation Area Character Appraisal and Management Plan Thornton-le-Dale" (PDF). North York Moors National Park. November 2017. p. 16. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  2. Suggitt, Gordon (2005). Lost railways of North and East Yorkshire. Newbury: Countryside Books. p. 96. ISBN   978-1-85306-918-5.
  3. "Station House Holiday Cottages - Thornton-le-Dale, North Yorkshire". www.visitthorntonledale.co.uk. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Ebberston   Forge Valley Line   Pickering