British Rail employed Dr. Richard Beeching, a physicist and engineer to make a study of the railway industry and he subsequently presented his report, known as "The Beeching Report". It recommended sweeping closures of railway lines & branch lines that were considered to be loss making and unproductive. 4,000 miles of lines were lost by 1966 and a further 2,000 lost by the end of the 1960's.
Steam powered locomotives were already being changed in favour of diesel power, but that's another story.
The Market town of Market Rasen in Lincolnshire kept it's line, and it's station buildings. The main use for the line now is for the oil trains transporting oil away from the Humber Oil Refineries but it still carries passenger traffic.
|Passengers were waiting for a train as I arrived, this is the relatively new Waiting Room.|
|A railcar commuter train arrives.|
The oil train had, what seemed like, a hundred oil trucks & it was a couple of minutes before
it cleared the station but when it had passed the people had made it to safety.
On the opposite line to the Waiting Room is the old, original Station.
It's no longer in use and is being developed as residential housing.
The flag is the Lincolnshire County flag.
The town of Market Rasen is a well known Horse racing venue and this is shown here
on the display poster.
Market Rasen is in the farming county of Lincolnshire, my home county, so here is a poster
of the county's famous Lincoln Red Cattle"
|The interior of the waiting room is bright and welcoming.|
|Even if the fire is just a picture!|
|AS passengers leave the station the sign welcomes them to the town.|
This chap didn't hear this train.
Olympus EM5ii with 12-60mm Leica zoom lens.