Sandal and Walton railway station


Sandal and Walton railway station

Sandal and Walton railway station was opened in 1870 by the Midland Railway on its line from Derby to Leeds Wellington Station.

It was of typical Midland brick-built construction. In 1926 the line was quadrupled, with the new goods lines passing to the east of the platforms. It closed in 1961

To the north of the station a junction had been built to the north of the station in 1868 with a curve to meet the West Riding and Grimsby Railway jointly owned by the MS&LR and the GNR. This enabled goods services and southbound passenger trains to run from Wakefield [Pixton, B., (2000) "North Midland: Portrait of a Famous Route," Runpast Publishing] However this service finished during the First World War.

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