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Quorn & Woodhouse Station - the history of: Contents

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No. Title Description
1  The Opening of the 'New' Line  From 1830, in only about 70 years, railways covered almost every corner of Great Britain. (It seems to take longer than that these days to construct a network of Motorways). O...
2  Early Days  In the mid-1920's there was a Station Master, a Booking Clerk, 3 Porters, 2 Signalmen, a Ganger, and 3 or 4 Platelayers. They were all first class railwaymen and took great pr...
3  Times of Emergency!  There were, of course, emergencies. On one occasion a London express had just gone through the station when someone burst in to the office saying that part of the road bridge ...
4  Time and Pigeons  To all railwaymen the correct time is all-important and it came every day from Marylebone at 10 am. to all stations, signal boxes and offices. All other business was cleared o...
5  Commerce at the Station  Commercial activities were an important part of station life. A firm of Builders' Merchants, Joseph Ellis & Son had a depot in the station yard, also 2 or 3 Coal Merchants...
6  Royal Visits  Quorn & Woodhouse had it's moments of glory as a Royal Station. Occasionally a telephone call was received from a Royal Equerry. "Please arrange for the London express to ...
7  The 1920's and the General Strike  In 1923, Quorn & Woodhouse Station, along with the rest of the Great Central, became part of the London & North Eastern Railway.
The 1926 General Strike was a dis...
8  The War Years  During the Second World War, from 1939 to 1945, the Government took over the railway yard, and laid down 2 or 3 extra lines for ammunition to be delivered. It was considered t...
9  Original Plans and Today  Slightly outside our area, but the original route of the G.C.R. was planned to deviate after Quorn & Woodhouse to pass through Swithland village on a bridge close to the G...