This is the original Shirebrook Sidings pictured on the 8th of April 1964 by M. A. King which opened on the 9th of June 1929.

This box was destroyed by fire on the 27th of June 1971 and a small single storey box was built in its place, this was then closed in 1993 which saw control of the area shared between Kirkby Summit and Shirebrook Station.

Shirebrook Colliery was closed in 1991, so the sidings and entrance line were already out of use by this stage.

Left: Bill Jenkins stood on the box steps in 1963.

Courtesy ofSteve Godman, shared via Brian Wragg.

 

 

 

Right: Part of the block shelf.

Courtesy ofSteve Godman, shared via Brian Wragg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Right: Interior of the box. Fridges were obviously a luxury back then!

Courtesy of Steve Godman, shared via Brian Wragg.

 

 

Right: Sidings in full use in 1970.

Courtesy of Steve Godman, shared via Brian Wragg.

 

 

Left: The devastating fire a year later in 1971.

The cause was and still is unknown.

Courtesy of Steve Godman, shared via Brian Wragg.

 

 

A shot inside the replacement box.

This box suffered severe vandalism overs the final few years and was boarded up whilst still in use, however this shot seems to have been taken after closure.

This picture shows the small wooden building which was the replacement box.

The lines to & from the colliery are heavily rusted and the signals are permanently cleared after the box is closed.

Today just the up & down Mansfield lines are in situe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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