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Stocksbridge Railway

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of Stocksbridge, near Sheffield

The Stocksbridge Railway was a subsidiary of Samuel Fox and Co and linked the company's works at Stocksbridge, near Sheffield, South Yorkshire with the main line of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway at Deepcar. [1]

1874 The company was incorporated. The line was to be just under 2 miles in length. [2]

1876 The line was opened; it became a subsidiary of the steel company, under various ownerships, until 1992 when its separate existence was ended.

Passenger services on the line commenced on 14th April 1877, making use of the bay platform of Deepcar station, to a platform in Stocksbridge, on the edge of the works complex. The service ceased in 1931.

The line is still open (2018) and handles regular traffic to and from the works.

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Wikipedia
  2. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  • [2]Stocksbridge History Society