Sleaford Railway Station BR days

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DMU to Shefield comes into Sleaford station past two fine signals

 A DMU to Sheffield comes into Sleaford station past two fine signals in BR days. the train has come from the joint line from Spalding. These fine signals did not last for many more years. Note the wires helping to keep them up


Sleaford railway station in the 1970s still looked much as it did in LNER days. Sleaford station and the joint line from Spalding was slowly being left to die.  The removal of station buildings with bus shelters, never did happen here. The restoration of this station had to wait till later. 

Freight in late 1970s and early 1980s was still using the Sleaford avoiding line with trains to and from Whitemoor yard at March with short wheelbase wagons. All this was soon to stop with the closing of the Spalding to March line and single wagon freight from yard to yard was stopped.



pair of class 20s return from Skegness in the late evening sun

A pair of class 20s return from Skegness in the late evening sun with a train full of hoilday makers having had a good day out at the seaside. class 20194 is leading. The train is passing Sleaford East signal box. The box has lost it cast sign replaced by a plain white one.

class 20s in Sleaford station with a Skegness (jolly fisherman?) sign on it.

Another train with two more class 20s come into platform 2 at Sleaford station with a Skegness (jolly fisherman?) sign on it. The class 20s were still used on coal trains in the week.

Sleaford railways in 2014
Sleafod station 2012
2002 at Sleaford station
Sleaford in BR days


DMU Sleaford station in BR days
 DMU in Sleaford station in BR days

Sleaford station is on the Nottingham to Skegness line which runs west to east. Trains on the Peterborough to Spalding to Lincoln line also use this station that runs north to south. The Spalding trains come off the GN&GE line at Sleaford south juction and join the Skegness line at Sleaford East juction just to the east of the station. To get get back on the Lincoln line trains travel west to Sleaford west juction and then rejoin the Lincoln line at Sleaford North juction.

There is an avoiding line east of the town that let trains from Spalding to Lincoln bypass Sleaford. This went out of use for a number of years and all Spalding Lincoln freight trains had to come though the station. This avoiding line was never pulled up and is being reopened, so that some of the freight trains off the ECML can use this to open up more paths between Peterborough and Doncaster on the ECML.

Pages on trains at Sleaford railway station

Sleaford railways in 2014

East Midland Trains  153310+156415+153308

Sleafod station 2012 153376 + 47739 + Network Rail DR98910  at  Sleaford in 2012
2002 at Sleaford station 153375 + 153333 + 150210 + 156406 at Sleaford in 2002
Sleaford in BR days BR days DMU past 2 signals + Class 20s on Skegness trains

Sleaford East signal box


Sleaford West signal box

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