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another back catalogue . Whittingham Station (not that whittingham) 2012

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Evening peeps - the Judderman North East road trip continues.

This was the 4th target on my list - I bring you Whittingham .... no not

the asylum, the station.

History:

Opened on 5th September 1887, this extensive station was rather distant from the village after which it is

named, being more than a mile to its east. Construction of the route received considerable support from

Lord Ravensworth, a locallandowner, and the station was built very much for his benefit.

Whittingham boasted the only island platform on the single track branch, creating one of two passing

loops, the other being at Wooler. As well as its large main building, the site boasted a signal

box and water column to the east as well as five sidings to the west serving a goods shed, goods

platform, loading bay and coal drops - the latter also having a weighbridge. The substantial Station Master’s

house sits close to the south-west corner of the platform, overlooked by a road-over-rail bridge.

The passenger service was short-lived, ending on 22nd September 1930, but the goods facilities continued to welcome traffic

until March 1953.Although the decorative cast iron canopy has long since lost its glass, the platform building adorned by it is

now Grade II listed and awaiting restoration as a dwelling. Five adjacent railwaymen’s cottages are also undergoing

refurbishment and will soon become holiday lets.

The station has now been bought by a local Businessman who is turning it into a home

for his wife and himself.

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I had some fortune on this ne...not many minutes in a woman walked by taling two dogs for a walk and asked what i was doing and on explaining asked if the pictures were just for myself.

Expecting to be asked to leave I was delighted when she just said "Well be careful" to which I replied I would.

Not sure if she menat not to injure myself or to not cause damage to the mans home :)

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The detail is really nice, especially in the ironwork. Nice little find :)

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