Railway Stations

 There were 3 railway stations in Chesterfield.

The Market Place Station - opened in 1897 and demolished 1983. It was built on land called Maynard's Meadows, named after a Town Mayor and local landowner. This station was the headquarters of the Lancashire, Derbshire & East Coast Railway. The company was taken over in 1907 by the Great Central Railway.

#(Chesterfield central 11) Chesterfield Central being built around the 1890's(unknown Photographer). Thanks to Richard Bradley.

Chesterfield Central being built around the 1890's (unknown Photographer). The inner relief road was built on the line of the Great Central Railway. The line closed in 1967 under the Beaching era. 

Thanks to Richard Bradley.

The Great Central Railway Station opened in June 1892 - Alan Taylor

The Great Central Railway Station opened in June 1892.

Thanks to Alan Taylor

Chesterfield Station- Mick Walpole

Chesterfield Station

Thanks to Mick Walpole

The above photo is of the original station near the Station Hotel that they propose knocking to the floor, The rail service was known as the L.M.S. (London Midland scottish railway) during the 1960's before it was British Rail other rail; station was Infirmary Road Station or Grt,central LNER (London & North Eastern railway) the station opposite the Sun Inn was at the side of the Portland Hotel & its name was the "Market Place " Station the line ran east it also was known as the "Dukeries Route" as you may travel to the east seaside resorts for your holidays it was the line which ran at the side of Bryan Donkins also over the original Horns Bridge many yrs ago, there were 3 railways that were passing each other at this point ie over & under the Horns Bridge during this era 1960`s there was also a very large signal box on the LMS Line after Ron Marriott`s bike shop & opposite was the motor bike emporium which I think was called Wraggs? - Thanks to Martin Briddon

  

West bars 1900  - Brian Davis & Chesterfield Photographic Soc

Chesterfield Market Place station, West bars - 1900

 Thanks to Brian Davis & Chesterfield Photographic Society

Market Place Station - Paul Greenroad

Market Place Station -

Thanks to Paul Greenroad

The Great Central Railway Station goods yard with delivery carts, c. 1910. - Alan Taylor

The Great Central Railway Station goods yard with delivery carts, - 1910

Thanks to Alan Taylor

Chesterfield Station (1)- Mick Walpole

Chesterfield Station

Thanks to Mick Walpole

Damage to windows on the Midland railway station during the miners’ strike of 1911 - Alan Taylor

Damage to windows on the Midland railway station during the miners’ strike of 1911, on August 19th. The staff had to barricade themselves in until help came from the military. The Mayor read the riot act, and the crowds were dispersed at bayonet point.

Thanks to Alan Taylor

Staff posing to the platform of Midland station.  The boy in the centre holds a board full of postcards of Chesterfield for sale to passengers. - Alan Taylor

Staff posing to the platform of Midland station. The boy in the centre holds a board full of postcards of Chesterfield for sale to passengers.

Thanks to Alan Taylor

Midland station interior, the original of which was opened in 1837. Published by W.H. Smith in their ‘Kingssway’ series, no. S 3333. - Alan Taylor

Midland station interior, the original of which was opened in 1837. Published by W.H. Smith in their ‘Kingssway’ series, no. S 3333.

Thanks to Alan Taylor

Interior of The Great Central Station, the second in the town (opened 1892, closed 1967), and only a five minute walk from the Midland. Chesterfield. - Alan Taylor

Interior of The Great Central Station, the second in the town (opened 1892, closed 1967), and only a five minute walk from the Midland. Chesterfield.

Thanks to Alan Taylor

Chesterfield Central Station in 1936(LNER official Photographer)

Chesterfield Central Station in 1936 (LNER official Photographer).

Thanks to Richard Bradley

Central Station - Andrew Hobson

Central Station

Thanks to Andrew Hobson

Chesterfield Market Place

Chesterfield Market Place Station probably around the early 1940s (photographer unknown)

Thanks to Richard Bradley.

1948 George Stephenson Centenary celebration. Events were held all over town, and the LD&ECR station hosted an exhibition of locomotives and rolling stock in the goods yard.  Alan Taylor

1948 George Stephenson Centenary celebration. Events were held all over town, and the LD&ECR station hosted an exhibition of locomotives and rolling stock in the goods yard.

Thanks to Alan Taylor

Chesterfield Market Place

Market Place station in June 1956, the station had been closed to passengers since 1951 but was still open at this time for goods, it closed for good in 1957 (Photo by H.C.Casserley)

Thanks to Richard Bradley.

Chesterfield market place station (2) -  Denise Crookes

Thanks to Denise Crookes

Market Place station - Andrew Hobson

Market Place station

Thanks to Andrew Hobson

Chesterfield market place station (2) -  Denise Crookes

 

Chesterfield market place station (2) -  Denise Crookes

 

Chesterfield market place station (2) -  Denise Crookes

 

Chesterfield market place station (2) -  Denise Crookes

Thanks to Denise Crookes

Chesterfield Horns Bridge

 61312 arrives at Chesterfield Central on a Manchester-Marylebone express in 1958 (photo by Neville Stead) .

Thanks to Richard Bradley.

Jon Sambrook

Thanks to Jon Sambrook

Jon Sambrook

Thanks to Jon Sambrook

61312 arrives at Chesterfield Central on a Manchester-Marylebone express in 1958 (photo by Neville Stead)

 61312 arrives at Chesterfield Central on a Manchester-Marylebone express in 1958 (photo by Neville Stead) .

Thanks to Richard Bradley.

Great Central Station, 1961 Alan Taylor

Great Central Station, 1961

Thanks to Alan Taylor

The Great Central Railway Station. Chesterfield, 1961. - Alan Taylor

The Great Central Railway Station. Chesterfield, 1961.

Thanks to Alan Taylor

Chesterfield market place station (2) -  Denise Crookes

Thanks to Denise Crookes

Turntable south of the Midland Station - Btritain from above

Turntable south of the Midland Station -

Thanks to Btritain from above.

Wharf Lane footbridge in about 🤔 1961 sees a local train departing from the Central Station  - Alan Taylor

1985  - Alan Taylor

Top photograph taken from Wharf Lane footbridge in about 1961 sees a local train departing from the Central Station headed by a class V2 2-6-2 loco, whilst (below) the same view in 1985.

Thanks to Alan Taylor

Chesterfield Horns Bridge

D6742 passes under the Brampton branch as it Departs Chesterfield in 1962 (photo by J Phipps)

Thanks to Richard Bradley.

A northbound railtour passes through Chesterfield Central in 1962  - Alan Taylor

March 1985, the scene is much changed. - Alan Taylor

Top photograph: A northbound railtour passes through Chesterfield Central in 1962 hauled by 'Schools' class No. 30925 'Cheltenham' and class 2P No. 40646, whilst some 23 years later in March 1985, the scene is much changed.

Thanks to Alan Taylor

Chesterfield Central sees class B. No 61041 leaving for Sheffield, next stop Staveley. 1962 - Alan Taylor

Chesterfield Central sees class B. No 61041 leaving for Sheffield, next stop Staveley. - 1962.

Thanks to Alan Taylor

The passenger service alone the G. C. line was withdrawn on 2nd March 1963, - Alan Taylor

2018 scene.- Alan Tayor

The passenger service alone the G. C. line was withdrawn on 2nd March 1963, and shortly before this date, class 37 No. D6742 approaches Wharf Lane heading the 16. 10 Sheffield Victoria-Nottingham. The same scene in 2018.

Thanks to Alan Taylor

 .4472 "Flying Scotsman" on a RPS tour hauls the last passenger train to use Chesterfield Central on the 15th June 1963 (photo by Chris Hollis).

4472 "Flying Scotsman" on a RPS tour hauls the last passenger train to use Chesterfield Central on the 15th June 1963 (photo by Chris Hollis).

Thanks to Philip Cousins.

Disused Central Station 1967 - Kev Walton

Disused Central Station 1967

Thanks to Kev Walton

Turntable south of the Midland Station (before Horns Bridge) Mick Spracken

Turntable south of the Midland Station just before Horns Bridge - about 1957.

Thanks to Mick Spracken

The remains of the station tunnel Leading past Hollis Lane around 1963-4.  - Alan Taylor

The remains of the station tunnel Leading past Hollis Lane around 1963-4.

Thanks to Alan Taylor

The remains of the station tunnel Leading. - 1964.

The remains of the station tunnel Leading. - 1964.

Thanks to Alan Taylor

Central station and the rails been lifted. Chesterfield Tunnel begins behind the bridge and the other end at Hollis Lane can just be seen - 1964  - Alan Taylor

Central station and the rails been lifted. Chesterfield Tunnel begins behind the bridge and the other end at Hollis Lane can just be seen - 1964

Thanks to Alan Taylor

Disused Great Central Railway Station in 1967 - Alan Taylor

Disused Great Central Railway Station in 1967

Thanks to Alan Taylor

The south entrance to the tunnel of the Chesterfield loop line in the 1970s  . - Alan Taylor

The south entrance to the tunnel of the Chesterfield loop line in the 1970's and something of a rubbish dump. The faint circle seen below the Hollis Line bridge is the exit below Brewery Street, just before the station.

Thanks to Alan Taylor

The photograph was taken in the 1970s from Infirmary Road, opposite the GC statio - Alan Taylor

The first arch seen is the  bridge over Brewery Street and it is just possible to see the Hollis Lane exit, right of centre. - Alan Taylor

The top photograph was taken in the 1970's from Infirmary Road, opposite the GC station and looking south along the loop tunnel. The first arch seen is the bridge over Brewery Street and it is just possible to see the Hollis Lane exit, right of centre.

Thanks to Alan Taylor

back of Market Place Station, Chesterfield, 1972 -  Alan Taylor

Back of Market Place Station - 1972.

Thanks to Alan Taylor

The flying scotsman steams through Chesterfield on the 13th February 1973. - Jon Sambrook

Flying Scotsman as it steams through Chesterfield Station on its way to Derby workshops for a refit. - 19th February 1973

Thanks to Jon Sambrook / Mick Walpole

Site of Chesterfield Central station, along Brimington Road from Malkin Street, 1989 by Ben Brooksbank

Site of Chesterfield Central station, along Brimington Road from Malkin Street, 1989
The view is northward and the entrance to the ex-Great Central Railway Central station had been off on the left: the 'Station' sign is for the only remaining Chesterfield station - the former Midland station. Since this photograph was taken a new trunk A61 road has been constructed (off to the left here) partly along the course of the ex-GC Chesterfield Loop of the GC main line between Nottingham and Sheffield. The Loop and its stations were closed effectively from 4 March 1963, but goods continued to be dealt with at Chesterfield Central until 11 September 1967.

Thanks to Ben Brooksbank & Memory Lane

The Queens Park Hotel, Markham Road, Park Road, Chesterfield, late 1990s - Paul Greenroad

Railway Goods Yard and Car Parks, Midland Railway Station - 1991

Railway Goods Yard Building, Midland Railway Station, Chesterfield, 1991 - Paul Greenroad

Railway Goods . Used to be used as offices and storage for Black and Newtons. They used to specialise in office furniture. - Paul Greenroad

Used to be used as offices and storage for Black and Newtons. They used to specialise in office furniture.

Railway Goods Yard Building, Midland Railway Station - 1991

Railway Goods . Used to be used as offices and storage for Black and Newtons. They used to specialise in office furniture. - Paul Greenroad

Railway Goods Yard Car Park, Corporation Street, Chesterfield, 1991

Railway Goods Yard Car Park, Corporation Street, Chesterfield, 1991 (2) - Paul Greenroad

Railway Station Forecourt, Chesterfield, 1991 (2) - Paul Greenroad

Railway Station Forecourt,- 1991

Thanks to Paul Greenroad