Great Central Railway

Great Central Railway

Great Central Railway, Kirkby South Junction at Kirkby in Ashfield

About this line

The Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway (MSL), renamed Great Central Railway (GCR) in 1897, arrived at Kirkby-in-Ashfield from Beighton in October 1892. It joined the Great Northern Railway’s Leen Valley line (1882) at Annesley North Junction. The Mansfield Railway north from Kirkby South Junction opened in September 1916.

Youthful Days – Part 6

Youthful Days – Part 6

In Youthful Days Part 6, Malcolm Rush recalls two rail days out from Kirkby Bentinck to Sheffield Victoria early in 1963 just prior to withdrawal of local passenger services.

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The Beast

The Beast

Kath Bartholomews evocative poem about Kirkby-in-Ashfield Central station and its flower beds which were looked after by Mr Brownlow, the one-armed Stationmaster.

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Kirkby Bentinck Station

Kirkby Bentinck Station

Blog by Adrian Gibson on his favourite Kirkby-in-Ashfield railway station, Kirkby Bentinck (1893-1963), on the Great Central main line.

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