- Stretton railway station
Stretton railway station was a
railway stationbuilt by the North Midland Railwaywhich no longer exists.
Stretton station was first opened in 1841 as Smithy Moor, a year sfter the line opened, but renamed in
1843. It is also called "Shelton" in the Railway Guide.
It was situated at the
Derbyshiresummit and the highest point of the line, after the stations at Ambergate and Wingfield, and just before the Clay Cross Tunnel.
A station on the
Ashover Light Railwayfrom Ashoverto Clay Crosswas built adjoining it, and its passenger services were timed to connect with those on the North Midland.
This was mainly used to carry
limestoneand fluorsparto the Clay Cross Companyworks, but also supplied around 400 tons of ballast per week to the railway until the quarry closed in 1950.
* "The North Midland Railway Guide", (1842) Republished 1973, Leeds: Turntable Enterprises
* Radford, B., (1988) "Midland Through the Peak" Unicorn Books
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