The place where it all started – Kirkby In Ashfield Station

Visitors to this site will realise that I have a great love for trains and I was delighted to purchase an old photo of a place where my Grandad Walter used to take me as a toddler to the watch trains go by.

41940 Kirkby in Ashfield Station 1951 P

This is the very spot in Kirkby In Ashfield as Walter Calladine lived only yards away down Urban Road. I would think my visits to this now long gone station and level crossing started when I was around 2 in 1960. This shot was actually taken in 1951 some 9 years earlier but I bet the scene remained pretty much the same.

Credit for the photo goes to Frank Ashley, a local Kirkby historian, who is sadly no longer with us I understand.

The photo is amongst my Flickr shots at:-

One thought on “The place where it all started – Kirkby In Ashfield Station

  1. Andrew Spencer says:

    On Sunday evenings in late 40’s I used I used to accompany my uncle to catch this train to Nottingham and then on to Sutton Coldfield. He used to call it the push-pull as the tank engine was always back to front!

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