A view of Alfreton and South Normanton Station from the approach road. Notew the Goods building on the left and the signal box just visable to the side of the station building. A new one was opened between to the Goods line and the Mainlines when the former were added.  

 

 

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Alfreton & Mansfield Parkway

 

In May 1973 the station re-opened as Alfreton & Mansfield Parkway, seen here (below right) is Peak No. 45043 on a service to London St Pancras sometime in 1984.  Whilst on the left (http://myrailwaystation.com/) are a pair of Twenties no doubt arriving from Sheffield with a summer service to Skegness in 1986, I may well have even have been on that platform? 

 

 

 

 

(Above left) and window label from the Nottigham to Edinburgh service calling of course at Alfreton & Mansfield Parkway. A little trivia about the first loco to work a passenger train from the new Alfreton station: (Above) Class 45048 at Alfreton

70 / 45048 was new to Crewe in December 1960, being allocated to a number of LMR & ER depots. It was named during December 1964. It hauled the first service out of Alfreton & Mansfield Parkway on May 7th 1973, on a special to London. Its last overhaul was at Derby Works during June 1979. It was withdrawn at Toton six years later on June 25th 1985 with multiple faults. It would eventually be sent to MC Metals, Glasgow for breaking up during December 1988. Info couresy of Derby Sulzers 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A couple of images courtesy  of Copyright Alan Heardman and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence. (Below left) the station on arrival, compare this with the view at the top of the page and (Bottom right) a busy scene at Alfreton with a Class 158 heading south for Nottingham, whilst a less often seen Class, the East Midlands Trains' Class 156 DMU arrives with a northbound service.

Image courtesy  of Copyright Ben Brooksbank  and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Looking northwards from the road bridge towards Chesterfield we see BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 No. 75062 at the head of a parcels train heading south. Alfreton & South Normanton closed on the 2nd of January 1967 and reopened on the 7th of May 1973 as 'Alfreton and Mansfield Parkway'. The signal box in view is of course Alfreton, note however that this is not the same one as featured in the above picture which was adjacent the Down line. Also in this view are a few wagons (top left) for Alfreton Colliery and the Goods line behind the station fence.

 

 

 

Two more views of the station this time courtesy of Copyright of David Long and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A pair of 25's are seen here passing Alfreton & Mansfield Parkway in August 1975. It's not a Westhouses service as the M in the headcode show's it come from furter afield. THe factory builds in the background on the right are those of Alfreton Explosive and Chemicals products.   Copyright David Ford