Axholme Joint Railway Trivia

  • Epworth was the birth place of the Wesley brothers. The AJR benefited from visitors to this centre of Methodism.
  • Reedness Junction was about four miles from the village of Reedness.
  • Axholme was originally called Axeyholme. Ax being Celtic for water; Ey was Old English for island and Holme is Danish for island and then it was prefixed "Isle of"!
  • The line was laid with 80 lb rail, this was standard at the time; under the Light railway order, it could have been laid with 60lb rail.
  • In 1926, there were 4,000 tons of peas carried by the railway.


Thank you to Richard Barron for the above information.