You are here: Home : Search : Search Results : Detailed Result
  |   Print   | More

AXHOLME JOINT RAILWAY

ALTERNATIVE NAME:  ISLE OF AXHOLME LIGHT RAILWAY, GOOLE AND MARSHLAND LIGHT RAILWAY
DESCRIPTION + /

This railway (see also Linear 1730) was created in 1903 when the Goole and Marshland Light Railway and the Isle of Axholme Light Railway were bought out by a combine of the North Eastern Railway and the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. By that time the Goole - Reedness section had already opened on January 8th 1900, while the line from Reedness to Crowle and from Epworth to Haxey Junction were under construction. The Crowle section opened on August 10th 1902, but the Crowle swing bridge delayed full opening to Haxey until January 2nd 1905. A goods line to Hatfield Moor was opened in 1909 with peat as its main traffic. Passenger traffic was always sparse and these services were withdrawn from the AJR on July 17th 1933.

DETAIL + / -
MORE INFORMATION & SOURCES
+ / -
RELATED MONUMENTS + / -
MONUMENT TYPES + / -
COMMENTS + / -
Please help us keep our information accurate let us know if you see any errors on this page.

Further information about monuments may be obtained by contacting Archive Services, through the English Heritage website.