Heaton Station

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kateAK
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Heaton Station

Post by kateAK » Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:53 pm

Hi!

I have done some research on Heaton station, and I know it was closed in 1980. Is there any marker there still today to show where the station entrance was?

Thanks!

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Re: Heaton Station

Post by JASd17 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:01 pm

I don't know if this will help?

http://maps.nls.uk/view/132280037

John

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Re: Heaton Station

Post by Trestrol » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:31 am

The remaining slow line still curves around where the. Island platform used to be.

kateAK
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Re: Heaton Station

Post by kateAK » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:54 am

Great thanks! Yes I saw that the train route still passes through there.

Is there any marker or old sign at all suggesting where the station used to be?

Thanks!

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tomburnham
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Re: Heaton Station

Post by tomburnham » Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:06 pm

The Disused Stations site for Heaton has a wealth of information including a photo of the site of the former main entrance.
See - http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/h/heaton/

Tom.

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Re: Heaton Station

Post by PinzaC55 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:42 pm

If you can manage to get to the Public Record Office at Kew they have some Heaton related material including a pencil drawing of the station in about 1860 which I think was part of the research for Tomlinson's history of the NER. In those early days it was a tiny cottage style building with an open fronted wooden waiting shelter. I have a hand drawn (by me) copy of the temporary signalling for the "new" station and could scan it and send it to you if you like. I used to have the cast iron ticket office window but sold it to a friend many years ago.

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Re: Heaton Station

Post by PinzaC55 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:59 pm

While looking for other photos I came across this remarkable photo which I have never seen before.

https://heatonhistorygroup.org/tag/heaton-depot/

This page https://heatonhistorygroup.org/2013/10/ ... stop-tour/
has a copy of the drawing I referred to earlier.

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Re: Heaton Station

Post by STAFFORDA4 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:00 pm

not Heaton station as such but next Saturday Oct 7th A1 Tornado is visiting Heaton shed for a turnaround
times are per the link below courtesy of the Mainline Steam website

http://www.uksteam.info/tours/t17/t1007b.htm

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Re: Heaton Station

Post by STAFFORDA4 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:17 am

There's a canny little book that features a lot around Heaton with photos too, called The Glory And The Steam.

Well worth a look for £10

its ABC sized produced by Sliver Link and features "the mainly North Eastern diary of a teenage railway enthusiast, 1960-65"

ISBN 978-1-85794-393-1

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