Moortown (for Caistor) Station


(photo- courtesy R.B. Jacklin)
Moortown station on the Lincoln to Wrawby Jcn line of the GCR seen with level crossing and signal box in 1987.
The station which served the market town of Caistor, about 6 miles away, closed in 1965 .


(photo- courtesy R.B. Jacklin)
Another 1987 view of station and signal box, showing the 2 gates which protected road traffic.


(photo- courtesy R.B. Jacklin)
A Cleethorpes to London Kings Cross HST service passing station building in 1987. The through service to London was withdrawn soon after and DMUs would take passengers to Newark Northgate for ECML connections.


(photo- courtesy R.B. Jacklin)
A class 47 on an ex Immingham oil train waits at Moortown boxs  home signal
whilst a DMU scurries towards Wrawby Jcn - 1987


(photo- courtesy R.B. Jacklin)
An early Sprinter unit, for Grimsby & Cleethorpes, approaching Moortown.


(photo- courtesy R.B. Jacklin)
A Newark bound Derby heavyweight dmu crosses Moortown crossing in 1987


(photo- courtesy R.B. Jacklin)
An early morning shot of a Northbound service passing the fine GCR style signal box - 1987


(photo- courtesy R.B. Jacklin)
Two 31s and a 20 travel north - probably for Immingham depot.
What an excellant garden for the rail enthusiast!


(photo- courtesy R.B. Jacklin)
How many British Rail employees does it take to fix a pedestrian gate? - 1987


(photo- courtesy R.B. Jacklin)
An EWS liveried class 37 on oil empties approaching Mootown in 1994.


(photo- courtesy R.B. Jacklin)
A class 60 passing Holton-le-Moor seen from overbridge in 1994


(photo- courtesy R.B. Jacklin)
A class 47 hauled oil empties train passes site of now demolished Moortown signal box
over automatic barrier crossing. 1994


(photo- courtesy R.B. Jacklin)
A final 1994 view of Moortown station with class 60 passing. Many thanks to Ellis Jacklin, who
lived in the station house for a number of years, for sending me these photographs

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