Church Fenton station

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Ferrybridge Flyer
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Re: Church Fenton station

Post by Ferrybridge Flyer » Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:32 pm

Okay,i couldn't fox you guys with Church Fenton-how about Burton Salmon?It must have been more than just a junction at one time.Taking photo's there must have been safer than on the bridge nowadays!I've seen a photo that shows a signal box where the Castleford and Sheffield lines part,but that's all.
Bring back Ferrybridge station!

PinzaC55
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Re: Church Fenton station

Post by PinzaC55 » Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:38 pm

I have 6 colour photos I took in 1979 here - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinzac55/3 ... otostream/

The steam video about signalling can be viewed in the signalbox next to the cafe in the great hall of the NRM.
The NRM also have a set of 5 Plans and Elevations of the station and signalbox, code numbers 21473 through to 21477.Have you tried Colour Rail?

Ferrybridge Flyer
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Re: Church Fenton station

Post by Ferrybridge Flyer » Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:44 pm

Thankyou so much for those pics pinza-i can't believe how much that station has been butchered.Yes,the indian restaurant is still there!Opposite that building is a new block of flats(sorry,apartments!)-drive down to the end of their road,and there is a small cul-de-sac with a gate alongside the York-Sheffield line.Should be perfect for morning "Flyers" next year.
Bring back Ferrybridge station!

PinzaC55
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Re: Church Fenton station

Post by PinzaC55 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:57 pm

To be fair to British Rail, it must have cost a fortune to maintain as it was in 1979 for the very small number of people who use it.Glad you like the pix!

NRSignalman
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Re: Church Fenton station

Post by NRSignalman » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:31 pm

I would be very interested to know if there is any photos of the 'old' station building before its revamp, I mean the original 1847 built one. My great grandfather was a long serving NER Employee and I have been tracing his family, which interests me as I work on the railway too. [In fact a lot of my family have since at least 1861]. He is listed on the 1871 census as being Station Master at Kirk Fenton Station. He lived there for about 15 years or so. He went to Forge Valley as Station Master in 1890. I assume Kirk Fenton was quite a small station when first opened.
Many thanks!

PinzaC55
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Re: Church Fenton station

Post by PinzaC55 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:27 pm

One of my photos listed above shows the old station from the platform side.

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