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Sunday, 8 June 2014

Grimsby Docks Railway Station & Dock Offices.

I recently posted images of Grimsby Town & Cleethorpes train Stations.  Someone pointed out to me that the old Grimsby Docks Station was still in existence so I went along to have a look.
Well, it is still there but only the platform. All the railway building that I remember as a child have gone, and they were quite considerable in size and variety.  It's now for people wanting to board the Cleethorpes to Barton service.  See the image regarding the Community Rail Partnership that maintains the service.
"Docks Station"


Looking along the line towards Grimsby Town Station, BT Exchange in the distance.

Looking the opposite direction towards Cleethorpes and also the docks. The building with the clock
is the ABP Docks Offices.  See the burnt out "Bus type shelter"!


Looking below the Cleethorpe Road flyover that replaced the level crossing many years ago.

The only way in/out of "Docks" station now.

Details of the line from Cleethorpes to Barton Upon Humber.

ABP Docks Offices. The statue is that of Albert, Prince Consort.



Prince Albert laid the foundation stone
for the Royal dock on the 18th April 1849.
The Dock opened on the 27th May 1852.

These images were taken on the 6th June, the anniversary of the Normandy Invasion, the Union
flag is being flown.

All images taken on a Panasonic TZ40 compact camera.