Grimston station

Some pictures of trains in the Grimston station area

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Grimston circa 1910 looking north with an Up local entering the platform. This is thought to be an official MR photograph.

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Royal Scot

Royal Scot Class No: 46112 'Sherwood Forester' pictured to the north of the station working hard up the gradient with the 'Robin Hood' bound for Nottingham. The signal box is visible on the right at the rear of the train.

T G Hepburn - Rail Archive Stevenson

Grimston station

The scene on Saturday June 23rd 1956, with a northbound freight passing through the station as the 12.25 (SO) Nottingham-Melton arrives. Note the Shocvan (with the white stripes) and the Conflats in the train. The signal box is just visible at the end of the local.

John Oxley

Approaching the station

Looking south another local arrives and is about to pass over the road leading to Saxelby village. This bridge still has the original balustrades today. Note the Midland lower quadrant signal on the Up line.

John Oxley

Grimston

On 26th February 1966 a Stanier 8F passes the goods shed at Grimston with a loaded coal train

Courtney Haydon Collection R.C.T.S.

Grimston

On the same day a DMU heads north through the station forming the 1610 Melton-Nottingham

Courtney Haydon Collection R.C.T.S.

Northbound

A Peak on a Nottingham train approaches Grimston from the south in 1966

Courtney Haydon Collection R.C.T.S.

South of station

A London express is pictured from the lineside, just to the south of the station

Courtney Haydon Collection R.C.T.S

Grimston

A 'Peak' passes the goods shed at Grimston heading for St Pancras

Courtney Haydon Collection R.C.T.S

Saxelby

A London-bound express crosses the bridge over Main Street at Saxelby village, just to the south of Grimston station

Courtney Haydon Collection R.C.T.S.

Grimston station

Looking northwards from the lineside at Grimston. The station buildings can be seen in the background with a southbound train approaching

Courtney Haydon Collection R.C.T.S.

Iris 1

In an almost identical position as the Royal Scot above, Iris 1, the former R&DD Test Unit is pictured during June 1997 whilst conducting tests on the line in association with third rail shoe gear clearance trials. Yes it's the same telegraph pole in the second picture! 

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Iris 1

Another shot of Iris 1 near Grimston

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Class  175

Unit 175002 pictured about a mile north of the former Grimston Station on its way to Plumtree in November 1999 

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