Edwalton and area
Some pictures of the former Edwalton station and some recent pictures of the site today.
The north end of the line was not electrified thanks to Kenneth Clarke MP who managed to stop the masts just south of Plumtree.
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An aerial view of Edwalton village in the 1930s. The
railway runs north to south on the LHS of picture with the goods shed prominent,
with the signal box opposite. Towards the top of the site can be seen the Up
side station building and Machins Lane bridge beyond.
Melton Road bridge (A606) is at the bottom of the picture and Edlwalton Hall centre right
Edwalton Station pictured in the summer of 1949 looking
from the Down platform towards Nottingham. This part of the route was not included in the test track plans and now has an
up-market housing development built on the site. The access road, 'Edwalton
Lodge Close' runs along the old track bed from its junction with the A606
just north of the old railway bridge (behind the camera). The bridge in
the background has long since gone and carried Machins Lane over the line
towards Lodge Farm and
from which a gate gave access to the Up platform. See
here for some personal reminiscences of
Note the 'wrong-line' shunting signal under the bridge, presumably for the brickworks sidings, and the Up Home signal 'off'.
The station looking south from the Down platform on
a summer's evening in the 1950s. Note the goods shed and weighbridge in the left
background. There appear to be a number of wagons in the sidings
See here for a map of the area in 1940s.
Edwalton station looking south in January 1966
Courtney Haydon Collection RTCS
The view of the Up platform from a passing train in
M J Chapman
|The site of Edwalton station today - the line of the trackbed can be seen running top to bottom of the picture. This is now occupied by an up-market housing development built in the early 1980s. The road running parallel on the right is Machins Lane, the new road accessing the housing is called Edwalton Lodge Road and joins the A606 at its south end next to the old railway bridge. The bridge at the north end where Machins Lane crossed the railway towards Lodge Farm has been removed.|
|The station site on 12th March 2010 looking north. Machins Lane would be on the right behind the trees|
|A bit closer to where the Up side station building was situated on the grassy bank|
|Looking south towards the site of the A606 overbridge - now all filled in|
|The site of the overbridge on the A606 with Edwalton Lodge Road running off to the left|
|Looking south from the former overbridge - the original formation can be made out - just|
More pictures will be added as time permits
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