Sheffield Victoria Station – a guest contribution from Nick Littlewood

Nick Littlewood - 1908 postcard of the approach to Sheffield Victoria station from South Yorkshire Railway Stations by Norman Ellis (1994)Regular contributor Nick Littlewood has kindly sent some fascinating pictures of Sheffield Victoria Station. Sheffield Victoria was a main station on the former Great Central Railway.  Opened 15 September 1851, the station took on great importance by the unique Woodhead Line that linked Sheffield, Penistone and Manchester.  However, Beeching’s second report in 1965 recommended consolidation of the Sheffield to Manchester routes and eventually lead to the competing Hope Valley Line being favoured and this lead to Sheffield Victoria being closed in 1970.Above is a 1908 postcard of the approach to Sheffield Victoria station from South Yorkshire Railway Stations by Norman Ellis (1994).  The slideshow below is a set of photographs taken of the interior of the station in 13 November 1969 – shortly before it was closed on 5th January 1970.

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Please note that  Nick has kindly sent more images from the same time.  Click here to read more.

Finally, below is a 1949 view of Sheffield Victoria from Yorkshire Railways by A.Haigh and David Joy (1979).

Nick Littlewood - 1949 view of Sheffield Victoria from Yorkshire Railways by A.Haigh and David Joy (1979)Followers of this blog who use twitter to follow Nick  (@NickPLittlewood).  As these scans prove, he always has something interesting to post!  Nick has contributed to other blog posts in the past – be sure to check out the Guest Blog page for all other contributions.

Many thanks to Nick for sending this fantastic material in.  Don’t forget, if you have a story, article or pictures that you would like to publish, you can do it here at Locoyard.com.  Please contact Locoyard if you do (click here!)

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