Railway

OPENING OF THE TRENT, ANCHOLME, AND GRIMSBY RAILWAY. – 1864

Manchester Times – Saturday 21 May 1864 22 Toasts between 3 and 6:30pm – why did we not recreate this for the 150 anniversary?   Manchester Times – Saturday 21 May 1864   OPENING OF THE TRENT, ANCHOLME, AND GRIMSBY RAILWAY.   On Saturday last a special train left the London Road Station, at ten in the…

Keadby Bridge

Many of us pass  over Keadby Bridge on our way to and from Scunthorpe. This year marks the centenary of its opening. The bridge over the River Trent, more correctly called the George V Bridge was opened on May 21st 1916. The Lincolnshire Echo reported that the first passenger train left Althorpe Station at 10:35…

Building Crowle Railway Swing Bridge

In order for the Axholme Joint Railway to cross the Stainforth and Keadby Canal it was necessary for the railway company to construct a swing bridge as the Humber Keel Barges that plyed the canal had very tall sails. The bridge was completed in 1905 and was powered by 20hp Crossley diesel oil engine, though…

South Yorkshire Railway

The penultimate extension to the South Yorkshire Railway to be completed before the lease to the Midland Scottish & London Railway (MS&L) was taken in hand in 1858. This was the continuation of the Thorne line to Keadby, a distance of ten miles and, as in the case of the Thorne line, it was single track and…