Grimsby Town Station in 1970`s


(Photo - M A King)
The exterior of Grimsby Town station on 29th Aug 1970. Not a great deal has changed structurally today, though the occupants
of parts of the station have changed. The parcels office is now a "cycle hub" and the wall on left (where "No Parking" sign is)
has been demolished and the yard is now the stations car park.

 
(Photo - M A King)
The Western end of Grimsby Town station on 23rd Aug 1970, with a Cleethorpes bound dmu at platform 1,on left, an
East Lincolnshire line train at platform 2 and a dmu signalled to depart platform 3.

 
(Photo - M A King)
Wellowgate level crossing and signalbox taken from footbridge on 10th Sept 1972.
Clearly seen beyond signalbox is the disused cattle dock and beyond that Deansgate bridge.


(Photo - M A King)
View of Town station from Wellowgate level crossing looking towards Cleethorpes on 10th Sept 1970



 (Photo - M A King)
View from Wellowgate footbridge of platform 3 and the avoiding lines round the back of the station 10th Sept 1970


(Photo - M A King)
Platform 3 at Town station on 26th July 1970, showing the through platform, avoiding lines and sidings.
Also in picture are the Moss Road power station cooling towers.

 
(Photo - M A King)
Platform 3 looking towards Wellowgate level crossing also 26th July 1970. 

 
(Photo - M A King)
Looking east towards Garden Street level crossing from platform 2 of Grimsby Town station 26th July 1970

 
(Photo - M A King)
View of platform 1 & 2 from station footbridge. The centre track was used for carriage storage. 26th July 1970.


(Photo - M A King)
Platform 1 and the long gone WH Smith bookstall. (Grimsby no longer has a WH Smith shop in the town!)


(Photo - M A King)
A view along platform 1 with post cages and 3 twin car Derby dmus in platform 2. 26th July 1970.


(Photo - M A King)
Platform 2 looking towards Wellowgate with a dmu and ECS in the centre storage road. 26th July 1970.


(Photo - M A King)
Nice view of the eastern end of Town station. Platform 3 on left with avoiding lines, platform 2 with a dmu, ECS in centre and
the bay on right usually used for loading postal traffic. 27th September 1969.


(Photo - M A King)
Garden Street junction just to the east of Grimsby Town. The left hand track still goes to Grimsby Docks and Cleethorpes though it is
 now a single line  whilst the right hand tracks went to Louth and Peterborough, which closed in 1970 and was lifted in the 80s.


(Photo - M A King)
A May 1980 view of the eastern end of Town station. With the ELR now closed the avoiding lines have been lifted.
Platform 3 is still a through line here but is now a terminus platform for Newark trains.


2 examples of platform ticket from Grimsby Town (courtesy of Dave Bell).
 
 

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