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Neepsend Train Station

Does anyone have any information on Neepsend Railway Station?

Ideally we need to know exactly where it stood, what's left of it, and if anyone remembers using it when it was open?

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Neepsend railway station was opened on 1 July 1888 to serve the industrial suburb of Neepsend, to the north west of Sheffield city centre.

It was situated on the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway's (latterly the Great Central Railway) Woodhead Line which connected Sheffield Victoria and Manchester London Road and was located to the northwest of Neepsend engine shed.

There had been much local pressure over a long period of time to get a station at Neepsend, in December 1857 the Mayor of Sheffield was told that it would be too expensive.

Four years later local activists were informed that their latest petition would be granted if they could raise £211, this being half the cost of providing the station. The building of the station was further delayed when a dispute arose about who should pay the cost of constructing a road bridge across the River Don to give access to the planned station. The cost of the bridge was eventually covered by Sheffield Corporation and the station duly opened in 1888.

The station consisted of two flanking platforms joined by a footbridge which also served to carry a footpath over the railway. The platforms were both served by small buildings in the pre-double pavilion style used by the M.S.& L.R. It was unusually located, the Sheffield-bound (up) platform being built against the face of a cutting whilst the opposite platform (down) saw a long drop to street level. A signal box, narrow based but opening out above the stock loading gauge, was located at the Sheffield Victoria end of the 'down' platform

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Due to low public usage of the station, caused by the better sited Corporation tramway services, it was closed to passengers on 28 October 1940 although the buildings and the signal box remained in situ until the 1970s.

All traces of the original station have now been removed, with even the footbridge recently replaced with a new structure. However, the station entrance is visible but claimed by the vegetation

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neddy

There used to be a fairy castle carved in the rock to the side of the footbridge, probably by one of the navvies.

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4 hours ago, neddy said:

There used to be a fairy castle carved in the rock to the side of the footbridge, probably by one of the navvies.


I'm guessing you can't get to it these days?

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neddy
26 minutes ago, Sheffield History said:


I'm guessing you can't get to it these days?

I think it disappeared years ago.

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On 28/03/2020 at 12:08, Sheffield History said:

Neepsend Train Station.jpg


Neepsend Train Station

Does anyone have any information on Neepsend Railway Station?

Ideally we need to know exactly where it stood, what's left of it, and if anyone remembers using it when it was open?

I heard they were hoping to reopen it , due to the ski village re opening very near and the campaign group behind reopening the line ... 

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Screenshot 2020-05-09 at 09.13.19.jpg

So these would be the steps up to it?

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Screenshot 2020-05-09 at 09.16.33.jpg

 

Around here?

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neddy
3 hours ago, Sheffield History said:

Screenshot 2020-05-09 at 09.16.33.jpg

 

Around here?

The bulding to the left of the footbridge was I believe built by Caine Vickers cutlery, on the site of Neepsend Station, as shown in the old photo, both sets of steps were removed from the footbridge.

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History dude

Some air photos dated 1926 (first two) and 1947 last two.

 

The Neepsend Gas Works 1.jpg

The Neepsend Gas Works, Sheffield, 1926.jpg

(1947) The Hallamshire Steel and File Works.jpg

1947 The Hallamshire Steel.jpg

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neddy
10 hours ago, History dude said:

Some air photos dated 1926 (first two) and 1947 last two.

 

The Neepsend Gas Works 1.jpg

The Neepsend Gas Works, Sheffield, 1926.jpg

(1947) The Hallamshire Steel and File Works.jpg

1947 The Hallamshire Steel.jpg

In the first pic you can see the railway bridge across Parkwood Road to the coal drops on Hoyland Road.

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Wow - absolutely amazing photo's!

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