Trivia: Stations that have never had a diesel passenger service

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Hope this hasn't come up before.

My local station, Ewell West, has (as far as I know) never had a diesel passenger service, having switched from steam to electric traction in 1925. I was wondering which other stations (existing stations only) can say the same.
 
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Most of the old Southern Railway that was electrified during the pre-war era went straight from steam to electric (suburban, Brighton and Portsmouth main lines, Sussex coast etc). There were exceptions to this around the fringes - Brighton to Lewes had thumpers to Tunbridge Wells for a while, and Bo-peep to Ore.

As far as Kent is concerned, most route's almost went straight from steam to electric - however I know the main line from Tonbridge through Ashford had some diesel loco hauled services immediately prior to electrification in the early 1960's, together with the odd Hastings DEMU. Not sure about the North Kent system via Faversham. That went electric earlier so may have missed out the diesel interlude.
 

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Well obviously some recently opened stations on routes currently only served by electric trains e.g. Meridian Water, but I somehow I don't think that's what the OP had in mind?
 

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Hope this hasn't come up before.

My local station, Ewell West, has (as far as I know) never had a diesel passenger service, having switched from steam to electric traction in 1925. I was wondering which other stations (existing stations only) can say the same.
I think the same applies to most of the Southern Region, apart from the Hastngs line, Guidford to Tonbridge, Hastings to Ashford, and anything West of Basingstoke. Even the Kent Coast, which was electrified around 1960, went straight from steam to electric.

The same probably applies to the minor stations in other cities that had electric services very early on.
 

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Well obviously some recently opened stations on routes currently only served by electric trains e.g. Meridian Water, but I somehow I don't think that's what the OP had in mind?
Stations like Meridian Water and Mitcham Eastfields are included, yes.

What about Fenchurch Street and the c2c route?
 

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Southbury loop out of Liverpool st. Edmonton to Cheshunt was only reopened when electrified. Bathgate to Airdrie. Liverpool loop line
 

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Most of the present Merseyrail system apart from the extensions electrified since 1977.
Not sure that is right, because there was an (infrequent) Liverpool Lime Street to Southport via Bootle DMU service which connected with certain London trains (I presume replacing steam hauled through carriages), and the Liverpool Central-Hunt's Cross section was DMU operated. So apart from the Mersey Tunnel lines all had DMUs at one time?
 

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Stations like Meridian Water and Mitcham Eastfields are included, yes.

What about Fenchurch Street and the c2c route?
Diesel trains (both loco hauled and DMU) ran on all of the LTS lines during electrification work. Steam ran peak hour service up to conversion too.

Don't think the Shenfield-Southend Victoria line ever had scheduled Diesel passenger trains.
 

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With the exception of Liverpool St - most main line trains, Stratford - Low Level platforms and some Lea Valley line services, Romford - Upminster shuttles, Shenfield - a few main line stoppers and Wickford, - Southminster shuttles, the line from London to Southend Victoria has ISTR, never had services that used diesel-halued trains.
 

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Not sure that is right, because there was an (infrequent) Liverpool Lime Street to Southport via Bootle DMU service which connected with certain London trains (I presume replacing steam hauled through carriages), and the Liverpool Central-Hunt's Cross section was DMU operated. So apart from the Mersey Tunnel lines all had DMUs at one time?
Has the Ormskirk line ever had diesels? I thought the last steam service to Preston and beyond was the last through service, i.e. the through services were withdrawn at the end of steam leaving only the EMUs.
 

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Not sure that is right, because there was an (infrequent) Liverpool Lime Street to Southport via Bootle DMU service which connected with certain London trains (I presume replacing steam hauled through carriages), and the Liverpool Central-Hunt's Cross section was DMU operated. So apart from the Mersey Tunnel lines all had DMUs at one time?
And the New Brighton branch had dmus from Wrexham via the Bidston west curve before they were cut short at Bidston; I've an idea they ran to Birkenhead North at one time. So only the West Kirby branch and the stations between Birkenhead Park and Liverpool have never had diesel trains.
 

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I think the same applies to most of the Southern Region, apart from the Hastngs line, Guidford to Tonbridge, Hastings to Ashford, and anything West of Basingstoke. Even the Kent Coast, which was electrified around 1960, went straight from steam to electric.

The same probably applies to the minor stations in other cities that had electric services very early on.
The Kent Coast had alot of scheduled Diesel hauled trains (mostly BR/Sulzer Type 2 in the D5000 series) in the run up to Electrification.
 

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Has the Ormskirk line ever had diesels? I thought the last steam service to Preston and beyond was the last through service, i.e. the through services were withdrawn at the end of steam leaving only the EMUs.
I recall going to Ormskirk from Maghull with my mum one Saturday and finding that dmus were substituting for emus, while something was amiss with the power supply. Only happened once in my experience.
 

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I don't think the North Clydeside Blue Train routes Milngavie/Balloch or the Airdrie line would have had scheduled diesels prior to electrification either? Certainly Oban line trains passing on certain sections would have been.

I recall going to Ormskirk from Maghull with my mum one Saturday and finding that dmus were substituting for emus, while something was amiss with the power supply. Only happened once in my experience.
DMUs (and main line diesels on through Glasgow trains) must have operated to/through Ormskirk before electrification though?
 

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Not sure that is right, because there was an (infrequent) Liverpool Lime Street to Southport via Bootle DMU service which connected with certain London trains (I presume replacing steam hauled through carriages), and the Liverpool Central-Hunt's Cross section was DMU operated. So apart from the Mersey Tunnel lines all had DMUs at one time?
As the line to Liverpool Central in diesel days went to the above ground station (I even remember doing it as child) - pedantic I know, but the "new" Liverpool Central station to Moorfields will not have had diesel, even the loco used when tunnelling was a battery loco.
 

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Local trains in South Manchester. Guessing Glossop/Hadfield line but also possibly stations on the line to Crewe e.g Alderley Edge?
I've seen a picture of a DMU (class 104) calling at Prestbury on the Macclesfield line in August 1960. More recently, Alderley Edge has been treated to pacers I think!
 

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With the exception of Liverpool St - most main line trains, Stratford - Low Level platforms and some Lea Valley line services, Romford - Upminster shuttles, Shenfield - a few main line stoppers and Wickford, - Southminster shuttles, the line from London to Southend Victoria has ISTR, never had services that used diesel-halued trains.
Stratford low level had a diesel service usually 105's to North Woolwich. There was also a morning service post privatisation to I believe Watford which used a 150
 

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The whole of the London Underground network except Harrow on the Hill on the Metropolitan Line and the more important stations beyond it. The idea of diesels on the LU is not all that preposterous - the whole of the Met and District lines (inculding the Circle) were originally steam hauled.
 

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Re. The southern 3rd rail area:
Tunnel flooding at Maidstone and Strood (not at the same time afaik) occasioned the use of diesel locos or thumpers at times
 

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