Category: Railway

February 21, 2016


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 morning, conveying the chairman and directors of the Manchester, Sheffield, […]

February 20, 2016

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 am and was driven over the new bridge by Herbert […]

February 25, 2014

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 could be turned by hand in the event of engine […]

January 2, 2013

South Yorkshire Railway

The penultimate extension to the South Yorkshire Railway to be completed before the lease to the Manchester Sheffield and Lincolnshire Rly (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 constructed alongside the company’s Keadby Canal without an authorising act. […]

June 9, 2011

The Isle of Axholme Jont Railway – Railway Magazine September 1934

Reference has been made in a recent issue of The Railway Magazine to the closing of passenger traffic on the Isle of Axholme Joint Railway, which took effect on July 15 last, and a few notes on the subject from Mr Robert B. Parr, who made one of the last passenger journeys, are therefore of the more interest. Originally built as a joint enterprise of […]