Edwinstowe Signalbox & station, date unknown.
The station was opened by the LD&ECR Railway (Lancashire, Derbyshire & East Coast Railway Group) in March 1897 and was closed by BR in 1955.
A third class stamp validfrom Mansfield to Edwinstowe station. Picture kindly shared by Glynn Waite.
Above is a much better photo of the signalbox and station on the 10th of April 1954.
The bridge just pictured behind the train passing the signalbox is the A614 Ollerton to Nottingham road, the station masters house (not in the picture but situated to the left of this shot) still stands today as a private dwelling.
Photo by Jack Cupit, shared by Neil baker.
New Rail Line for Ollerton, Edwinstowe and Warsop?
I have heard on good authority that the long awaited plan for the re-introduction of passenger trains between Shirebrook and Ollerton are going ahead with work rumoured to start this year (2014).
The last passenger train services ceased nearly 60 years ago in 1955.
The 10m investment from Nottinghamshire County Council and possible investment from Network Rail and Center Parcs will see trains run again on the newly named 'Dukeries Line'.
Although plans are sketchy at the moment, various unconfirmed sources say the plans are going ahead.
The line has been overhauled already with test trains laying new rail and sleepers, so it wouldn't take much investment on that part, but the signalling systems and platforms would have to be built from scratch.
There are currently no indications on the signalling method or where the platforms would be erected, although personally I would have thought Edwinstowe would be the hub for Center Parcs and Sherwood Forest and Ollerton for the Energy village and the rapidly extending industrial units and new housing.
If the project was to happen and was successful, I would like to see it expanded to Tuxford and once again see a railway station in operation there, with possible links to the East Coast mainline as was the plan that never materialised many years ago.