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« Reply #90 on: December 12, 2019, 11:22:05 am »

Same compamy but Normanton
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« Reply #91 on: December 12, 2019, 11:25:23 am »

Same compamy but Normanton

That roof is very distinctive Midland. Kettering survives in similar form, IIRC.
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« Reply #92 on: December 12, 2019, 12:45:46 pm »

Trent Railway Station
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« Reply #93 on: December 12, 2019, 03:14:18 pm »

Trent Railway Station

The only station named after a river, according to the internet.
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« Reply #94 on: December 12, 2019, 03:24:52 pm »

Trent Railway Station

The only station named after a river, according to the internet.

Really? And Swale?
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« Reply #95 on: December 12, 2019, 03:27:24 pm »

Don't forget the River Frome!
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« Reply #96 on: December 12, 2019, 03:36:27 pm »

Trent Railway Station

The only station named after a river, according to the internet.

"Can you trust the Internet" asks the station at Dovey Junction
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« Reply #97 on: December 12, 2019, 03:37:40 pm »

Trent Railway Station

The only station named after a river, according to the internet.

"Can you trust the Internet" asks the station at Dovey Junction

....or Falmouth....
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« Reply #98 on: December 12, 2019, 03:49:28 pm »

Bradford-on-Avon?
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« Reply #99 on: December 12, 2019, 04:03:26 pm »

There must be loads of stations that were named for a town that shares its name with a river, usually, one that runs right next to or through it - Frome's one, or Annan was the example I thought of.

I'm sure there will be a couple of cases where the town shares its name with a river coincidentally - in which case it may be nowhere near it. Wye would be one, I think.

But Swale struck me as being named after the river itself. After all, there's ***-all else there. Unless you want to split hairs (as opposed to rivers) and won't allow the Swale as a proper river...

PS: Of course there's still the other Swale which is certainly a proper river but miles away.
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« Reply #100 on: December 12, 2019, 04:16:34 pm »

It seems to have been in the middle of nowhere as this article on the station mentions.

https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/history/stunning-old-railway-station-didnt-560047
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« Reply #101 on: December 12, 2019, 04:25:54 pm »

There must be loads of stations that were named for a town that shares its name with a river, usually, one that runs right next to or through it - Frome's one, or Annan was the example I thought of.

I'm sure there will be a couple of cases where the town shares its name with a river coincidentally - in which case it may be nowhere near it. Wye would be one, I think.

But Swale struck me as being named after the river itself. After all, there's ***-all else there. Unless you want to split hairs (as opposed to rivers) and won't allow the Swale as a proper river...

PS: Of course there's still the other Swale which is certainly a proper river but miles away.


I think I will split hairs. Someone has the stand up for the poor old internet. The Swale in question is, as I think you were about to admit, a tidal channel and not a river.

Took me ages to work out what the three asterisks stood for; c**f has five letters, and b****r six...
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« Reply #102 on: December 12, 2019, 04:44:10 pm »

Then there are the stations that were built in the middle of nowhere, or in the gaps between places, and had to be named, often fancifully. Later a place coagulated around the station and took on its name. Some of those were named for watercourses - Ravensbourne and Stamford Brook come to mind.

Of course we'll now get objections from all those shop stewards of the hair-splitters' union who've invented an adjustable fixed strict lower bound for riverhood.
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« Reply #103 on: December 12, 2019, 04:55:20 pm »

It seems to have been in the middle of nowhere as this article on the station mentions.

https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/history/stunning-old-railway-station-didnt-560047

It was. It was east (i.e. the Nottingham side) of the triangular junction, but there was an express loop which allowed trains to/from Derby from/to London to call at Trent.

It was still quite a spotters paradise in its final days. If you had a pair of binoculars you could bag the numbers on the Leicester-Derby side of the triangle- everything else was clear from the platform.

My father - doubtless in common with other Nottinghamians - used to say "well, I'll go to Trent" as the mock expression of surprise. My mother hated the place. I suspect she often changed there when returning from leave to go back to London nursing in the mid-to-late '40s, with endless delays to Midland trains from Manchester, Leeds, and Carlisle.

A bit like Reading this afternoon, in fact.
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« Reply #104 on: December 12, 2019, 05:58:08 pm »

Well I'll go to the foot of our stairs!

Talking more generally of names, how did Junction Road Junction get its name?
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