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Eckington Station


Grid Reference: SO 923413

Eckington was another small village station that fell victim to service cuts on 4th January 1965.


At the site of Eckington Station Class 25 locomotive No.25262 is running north on the wrong line having been sent up from Gloucester to assist a West Country express train that had broken down at Defford.

25262 & 47

A few minutes later the class 25 returned south pulling the failed class 47 locomotive and train.

Both photographs were taken by Andrew Smith in July 1975.

Eckington station site

This is the site of the station at Eckington as seen on 18th August 2003. Photograph taken by Andrew Smith.


Class 57 diesel locomotive No.57601 (rebuild of Class 47 diesel locomotive, previously numbered D1759, 47165, 47590, 47825) in the striking maroon livery of the West Coast Railway Company passes Eckington with the southbound 1Z54 'The Devonian' special train at 06:05 from Birmingham International to Plymouth (returned as No.1Z55). Photograph taken by Robert Cooke.

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