Wednesday, June 29, 2022

The life and death of Sheffield Victoria

Opened in 1851, Sheffield Victoria was the city's first major railway station. It closed to passengers in 1970.

For some years after that - and I did this journey myself - trains from the remaining Sheffield station to Penistone would run through the derelict Victoria. (These days they take a different route via Barnsley.)

And for one glorious weekend in 1973 Victoria reopened as the remaining station was closed to allow the commissioning of the new Sheffield power signalling box.

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