TF4065 : Railway Station (former), Spilsby

taken 10 years ago, near to Spilsby, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Railway Station (former), Spilsby
Railway Station (former), Spilsby
This is the site of the former Spilsby Station and goods yard, on Boston Road, which closed for passengers at the beginning of WWII in 1939. Freight traffic continued though in decline. An upsurge in 1956 was the result of incoming cement products for the aerodrome expansion at East Kirkby, but in 1957 concerns were raised about the state of the railway bridge over the Steeping River. Estimates for a replacement were 20,000, so the railway succumbed to closure and the last locomotive left the branch line on 30th November 1958. The link to the Great Northern Railway closed the following day.
The site is now occupied by Chandlers (Farm Equipment) Ltd.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 26 January, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 20 February, 2008
Category
Railway station (converted)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 400 657 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:10.2482N 0:5.6251E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 400 658
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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