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Weaverthorpe railway station

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Weaverthorpe railway station was a minor railway station serving the village of Sherburn in North Yorkshire, England. Located on the York to Scarborough Line it was opened on 5 July 1845 by the York and North Midland Railway. It closed on 22 September 1930. The station was originally named Sherburn, but was renamed Wykeham (after a village 3 miles distant) on 1 April 1874, to avoid confusion with three other stations also named Sherburn. The name changed again after the opening of a station in Wykeham itself (on the Forge Valley Line), and the station became 'Weaverthorpe' on 1 May 1882.

The signal box and level crossing
The signal box and level crossing

Passengers wishing to go to Weaverthorpe would have been very disappointed as that village was located 5 miles distant, over the Wolds escarpment!

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References

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.

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Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Heslerton
Station closed; Line open
  Y&NMR
York to Scarborough Line
  Ganton
Station closed; Line open
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