Historic Timetables (Departure lists) from closed stations.

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  1. Bevan Price

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    Sheffield Victoria, June 1955
    00:04 (MX) Swindon
    00:25 (21:30 Liverpool Central) London Marylebone
    02:11 (MO) (01:05 Manchester London Road) Grimsby via Retford
    02:57 (MX) Liverpool Central
    03:11 (01:50 Manchester London Road) Cleethorpes via Retford
    03:40 (MX) (Swansea) York
    04:20 Leeds Central via Doncaster
    06:00 Penistone
    06:05 Nottingham Victoria (local)
    06:16 (SO**) Boston
    06:20 Leeds Central via Doncaster
    06:27 Lincoln Central
    07:05 Penistone
    07:10 (SO**) Bridlington
    07:15 (SX**) Bridlington (via Doncaster avoiding line)
    07:16 (SO**) Cleethorpes via Retford
    07:18 (SO) Liverpool Central
    07:25 (SO**) Rugby Central
    07:30 Retford
    07:40(SO) /07:50 (SX) London Marylebone ("Master Cutler")
    07:50 (SO**) Yarmouth Vauxhall
    07:57 Chesterfield Central
    08:00 Doncaster
    08:10 Lincoln Central
    08:15 Penistone
    08:17 York (Scarborough in summer)
    08:36 (SO**) Bridlington
    08:42 (06:45 Leicester Central) Manchester Central
    08:43 (SO**) Skegness (nominally non-stop)
    08:55 (SO**) Yarmouth Vauxhall
    09:05 Manchester London Road
    09:17 (07:18 Hucknall Central) Blackpool North
    09:18 (SO**) Skegness
    09:25 (SX) Lincoln Central
    09:30 (SO**) Scarborough Londesborough Road)
    09:38 (Manchester London Road) London Marylebone
    09:52 (07:32 Leicester Central) Manchester London Road
    09:55 (SO) /09:58 (SX) Hull via Doncaster
    10:03 (SO**) (08:40 Manchester Central) Sutton on Sea & Mablethorpe
    10:07 (SX) /10:10 (SO) Nottingham Victoria (local)
    10:22 (SO) (09:10 Manchester L.Rd.) Lincoln (SX) /Skegness(SO)
    10:30 (SO**) Filey Holiday Camp
    10:39 (SO**) (09:30 Manchester L.Rd.) Cleethorpes via Retford
    10:45 Penistone
    10:48 (09:25 Manchester Central) Yarmouth Vauxhall
    11:11 (SO**) (08:27 Cleethorpes) Manchester Central
    11:13 (10:05 Manchester L.Rd.) Cleethorpes via Retford
    11:19 ( 09:27 Hull) Liverpool Central
    11:22 (SO**) London Marylebone
    11:34 (10:00 Bradford Exchange) London Marylebone ("South Yorkshireman")
    11:40 (SO**) (09:14 Cleethorpes) Manchester London Road
    11:43 (SO) (09:20 Liverpool Central) Doncaster
    11:47 (SX) /12:01 (SO) (09:30 Liverpool Central) Hull via Doncaster
    11:52 (SO**) (10:15 Bradford Exchange) Poole
    12:04 (York or Newcastle) Bournemouth West
    12:10 (09:43 Cleethorpes) Manchester London Road
    12:38 (SO) Doncaster
    12:43 (SO) /12:59 (SX) Cleethorpes via Retford
    12:55 (SO) Penistone
    13:12 (FSO) (09:12 Bury St. Edmunds) Manchester Central
    13:21 (08:00 Harwich P. Quay) Liverpool Central
    13:36 (SO**) Cardiff via Banbury
    13:48 (York or Newcastle) Banbury (MFSX) / Swansea (MFSO)
    13:55 (SX) /13:56 (SO) (12:35 Manchester L. Rd.) Leicester Central (most stations)
    14:00 (SO**) (11:43 Rugby Central) Manchester Central
    14:02 (SX) /14:19 (SO) (10:00 London Marylebone) Manchester London Road
    14:07 Cleethorpes via Retford
    14:20 Nottingham Victoria; local but avoids Chesterfield Central)
    14:28 (SO**) (Blackpool North) Hucknall Central (all stations via Chesterfield Cen.)
    14:37 (SO**) (11:52 Skegness) Manchester Central
    14:43 (SO**) (13:25 Manchester Central) Bury St. Edmunds
    14:43 (FSX) /14:49 (FSO) Doncaster
    15:03 (12:50 Liverpool Central) Harwich Town
    15:11 (13:45 Manchester L. Rd.) London Marylebone
    15:22 Manchester London Road
    15:39 York (FO to Newcastle)
    15:44 Lincoln Central
    16:10 (SX) Penistone
    16:10 Nottingham Victoria (local)
    16:15 Doncaster
    16:25 (12:15 London Marylebone) Manchester London Road
    16:49 (SO**) (11:10 Yarmouth Vauxhall) Manchester Central
    16:54 Retford
    17:05 (16:00 Manchester L. Rd.) London Marylebone
    17:15 Manchester London Road
    17:21 Doncaster
    17:25 (SX) Retford
    17:33 Penistone
    17:39 Retford
    17:42 (SO) (10:25 Poole) Bradford Exchange via Penistone
    17:49 Nottingham Victoria (local)
    18:10 (SX) York (Newcastle on some dates)
    18:12 (SO**) Manchester Central
    18:20 Doncaster
    18:24 (17:00 Manchester L. Rd.) Cleethorpes via Retford
    18:25 (FO) (17:33 Doncaster) Liverpool Central
    18:33 (FSX) /18:37 (FSO) (16:18 Hull) Liverpool Central
    18:45 (16:50 London Marylebone) Bradford Exchange via Penistone ("South Yorkshireman)
    19:10 (16:30 Liverpool Central) Hull via Doncaster
    19:27 (FSX)( /19:37 (FSO) (15:20 London Marylebone) Manchester London Road
    20:32 (York; Scarborough in summer) Swindon
    20:47 (SO) /20:50 (SX) York via Doncaster
    20:54 Retford
    21:08 Manchester London Road
    22:25 (18:18 SX/18:15 SO London Marylebone) Manchester London Road
    22:30 Retford (SO to Gainsborough Central)
    23:57 (FO**) Hastings
     
  3. Paul Sidorczuk

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    I remember travelling to the terminal Yarmouth Beach station in the mid-1950s for two holidays with family friends and the last time I was in the area, there were still a couple of cast iron canopy staunchions standing that had the crest initials of the original company enclosed within a circular frame. I think that station served many small halts could be visited from that station at one time period.

    Is this a station worthy of being considered for this thread?
     
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    Some M&GNR station departure lists:
    The Midland & Great Northern Railway (M&GNR) was owned by Midland Railway (MR) & Great Northern Railway (GNR). In the west, there were two sections. One line commenced at an end-on junction at Little Bytham Jn, on the MR branch from Saxby Jn, south of Melton Mowbray. This ran via Bourne and Spalding to Sutton Bridge; through trains avoided Spalding station, local trains used connection into the GNR Spalding station, where reversals were necessary to continue beyond Spalding. This route was joined at Sutton Bridge by a line from Peterborough, which left the ECML (GNR) and the Peterborough – Leicester (MR) line at Wisbech Jn, and ran via Wisbech North. After Sutton Bridge, the route ran via South Lynn to Fakenham (West) and Melton Constable, where the route split. One line continued via Aylsham, North Walsham & Caister to Yarmouth Beach; another line ran to Norwich City. After reversal at Melton Constable, another line ran to Weybourne, Sheringham & Cromer Beach.

    There were several connections to other routes, e.g.:
    South Lynn to Kings Lynn; Cromer Beach to Mundesley & North Walsham;
    Yarmouth Beach to Gorleston North (on the Yarmouth South Town to Lowestoft line)

    Many of the larger towns on the route were served by alternative railways (often at separate stations), whilst other stations served sparsely populated rural areas. The route was mostly single track with passing loops, and even the "express" services were pretty slow due to the need to wait at many passing loops. So, it was probably no surprise when almost the entire M&GNR system closed in 1959

    Yarmouth Beach, June 1955.
    ** - Summer only.
    06:51 Peterborough North (arrive 11:01SX or 11:20 SO; most stations to South Lynn, then semi-fast)
    07:45 North Walsham Town (SO) / Aylsham North (SX)
    08:00 (SX) Potter Heigham
    08:23 (SO**) Chesterfield Midland
    08:46 (SO**) Leicester London Road
    09:00 Leicester & Birmingham New St (Norwich portion added at Melton Constable)
    09:30 (SO**) Derby Midland
    09:35 (SX) Potter Heigham
    09:50 (SO**) Leicester London Road
    10:05 Peterborough North
    11:10 (SO**) Leicester London Road
    11:30 (SO**) Mansfield Town (Cromer portion added at Melton Constable)
    11:42 (WSO) North Walsham Town
    12:15 (SX) Potter Heigham
    12:42 Peterborough North
    13:15 (SO) Peterborough North
    13:20 (ThO) Stalham
    14:27 (SX) Potter Heigham
    15:00 (SO) Leicester London Road
    15:51 (SO) Melton Constable
    16:19 (SX) Potter Heigham
    16:55 North Walsham Town (SO) / Aylsham North (SX)
    18:15 Melton Constable (connection for South Lynn & Kings Lynn
    18:30 (SX) Potter Heigham
    21:00 North Walsham Town
    21:30 (SX) Potter Heigham
    22:40 (SO) Melton Constable
    23:01 (SX) Martham

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    Norwich City (June 1955).
    06:28 Melton Constable
    07:41 Melton Constable
    09:31 Birmingham New Street
    10:32 Melton Constable
    16:52 Melton Constable
    17:32 Fakenham West
    19:16 Kings Lynn
    22:45 (SO) Weybourne

    Cromer Beach (M&GNR Services only), June 1955.
    07:50 Melton Constable
    08:40 Melton Constable (SO** Birmingham New St.)
    09:28 (SO**) Birmingham New St.
    09:42 Melton Constable / Birmingham New St (SX in summer)
    10:29 Melton Constable
    12:17 (SO**) Mansfield Town
    13:36 Melton Constable (does not run on dates when 14:08 runs)
    14:08 (SO**) Melton Constable
    14:49 Melton Constable
    15:50 (SO**) Leicester London Road
    16:15 Melton Constable (portion from London Liverpool St.)
    18:17 Sheringham (connection for Melton Constable)
    19:20 Melton Constable
    21:05 Melton Constable (portion from London Liverpool St.)
    22:34 Sheringham (MFSX) or Melton Constable (MFSO)

    Bourne (M&GNR line towards East Anglia) June 1955.
    07:40 Spalding (reverse) & Kings Lynn
    08:36 (SO**) (Leicester London Road – Yarmouth Beach)
    09:09 (SO**) (Leicester – Hunstanton & Cromer Beach)
    10:23 (SO**) (Leicester London Road – Yarmouth Beach)
    10:39 Spalding (reverse) & Kings Lynn
    11:10 (SO**) (Nottingham Midland – Yarmouth Beach)
    11:47 (SO**) (Chesterfield Midland – Yarmouth Beach)
    12:07 (SO**) (Derby Midland – Yarmouth Beach & Cromer Beach)
    12:32 (SO**) (Birmingham & Leicester – Yarmouth Beach & Cromer Beach)
    14:13 (SO) Spalding Town
    16:25 (Birmingham & Leicester – Cromer, Norwich City & Yarmouth Beach)
    16:35 (SO) Spalding Town
    18:10 (Nottingham Midland – Kings Lynn)
    21:07 (Nottingham Midland – Spalding Town)

    South Lynn (M&GNR westward departures), June 1955
    (KL = From Kings Lynn)
    06:52 (KL 06:45) Nottingham Midland
    07:08 (KL 07:00) Peterborough North
    09:48 Peterborough North (from Yarmouth)
    10:21 (SO**) (Cromer – Leicester & Birmingham)
    10:42 (SO**) (Yarmouth – Chesterfield)
    10:53 (SO**) (Yarmouth – Leicester)
    11:11 (SO**) (Cromer – Leicester & Birmingham)
    11:24 (Yarmouth, Norwich & Cromer – Leicester & Birmingham)
    11:42 (SX) /11:53 (SO) (Hunstanton & KL – Peterborough North)
    12:32 (SO**) (Yarmouth – Derby)
    12:43 (SO) (KL 12:36) Peterborough North
    12:50 (SO**) (Yarmouth – Leicester)
    13:00 (SX) /13:23 (SO) Peterborough North
    13:40 (SO) (Yarmouth – Leicester)
    14:10 (SO) (Yarmouth & Cromer – Mansfield Town)
    15:22 (SO) (Melton Constable – Peterborough North)
    15:33 (SX) /16:13 (SO) (Yarmouth – Peterborough North)
    16:30 (KL 16:21) Nottingham Midland
    17:43 (SO**) (Yarmouth & Cromer – Leicester)
    17:53 (KL 17:45) Peterborough North
    19:28** (KL 19:21) Bourne
    20:35 (ThSO) (Hunstanton & KL – Peterborough North)

    Peterborough North (M&GNR departures only), June 1955
    05:10 Kings Lynn
    06:43 Yarmouth Beach
    09:18 (SO**) Yarmouth Beach (semi-fast)
    10:35 Yarmouth Beach
    11:25 (ThSO) Hunstanton via Kings Lynn
    12:47 Yarmouth Beach
    15:42 Kings Lynn
    17:55 Kings Lynn
    20:15 Melton Constable
    22:45 (SO) Kings Lynn
     
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    Manchester Mayfield 1958

    07:50 Stoke
    08:35 Crewe
    15:30 Crewe - parcels
    16:35 SX Crewe
    17:00 Wilmslow
    17:08 Stockport
    17:27 Stockport
    18:20 Crewe - parcels
    18:30 Crewe
    19:40 Crewe - parcels
    20:20 FO Buxton
    21:38 SO Euston - newspapers

    Manchester Mayfield 1962

    00:10 Stockport - parcels
    06:25 Wilmslow - parcels
    06:45 Buxton - parcels
    11:27 Stafford - parcels
    14:00 SX Crewe - parcels
    18:30 SO Crewe - parcels
    19:00 SX Birmingham - parcels
    20:02 SO Ardwick - parcels
    21:00 SX Crewe - parcels
    21:59 SX Stafford - parcels
    22:15 SX Sheffield Vic - parcels
    22:27 SX Euston - parcels
    23:32 SO Durham - newspapers
    23:57 SO Stockport - parcels
     
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    Oldham Clegg St parcel trains 1968 - many seem to be for Christmas traffic from mail order

    01:00 MX Cardiff (Oct- Dec)
    01:50 MO Peterborough (Nov- Dec)
    02:00 MO Euston (Nov- Dec)
    04:30 MO Carlisle (Nov- Dec)
    06:45 MO York (Nov- Dec)
    07:10 MX Bolton
    13:32 SX Man Vic
    16:28 SO Man Vic
    20:00 SX Crewe (Oct-Dec) from Oldham Glodwick Rd
    20:25 SX Man Vic from Oldham Glodwick Rd
    20:55 SX Stockport
    21:05 SX Blackburn
    21:25 SX Ashton Moss
    21:40 SX Bletchley from Oldham Glodwick Rd
    23:53 SX Man Vic
     

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