SK9022 : The site of Stainby Station

taken 7 years ago, near to Stainby, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

The site of Stainby Station
The site of Stainby Station
The Great Northern Railway High Dyke Branch, built during the Great War to carry iron ore from the iron-rich area south of Grantham, made an end-on junction with the Buckminster quarries railway system at Stainby, and opened in 1916. (The Buckminster system also had a southern junction with the main line, at Buckminster Sidings on the Saxby & Bourne Railway, which had opened in 1898.) This is the site of Stainby Station - which wasn’t a station in the accepted sense, but just a single siding in a wide, shallow cutting, now partly filled in. The Buckminster line then curved gently south, west and south again to reach its headquarters south of a level crossing on the Sewstern to Gunby road, now the Sewstern Industrial Estate, just visible on the horizon right of centre. Quarrying, which extended over the parishes of Stainby, Sewstern, Gunby, Buckminster, North Witham and Thistleton, ceased in the 1970s and the land has been restored to agriculture.
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SK9022, 26 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 21 June, 2010
Category
Railways > Railway (former)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 902 226 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:47.6109N 0:39.7548W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 902 227
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