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Tinsley railway station

Tinsley pump house and derelict outbuilding
Place Tinsley
Area City of Sheffield
Grid reference
Original company South Yorkshire Railway
Pre-grouping Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway
Great Central Railway
Platforms 2
March 1869 Opened
29 October 1951 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
UK Railways portal

Tinsley railway station was a railway station in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, opened in March 1869. The station served the growing community of Tinsley and the workers at the nearby steelworks which had moved to or had been founded in the lower Don Valley following major changes in manufacturing methods in the mid - late 19th century. The station, opened by the South Yorkshire Railway, was built on the line between Sheffield Victoria and Barnsley and became a junction station with the opening of the line from Tinsley Junction (later Tinsley South Junction) to the original Rotherham station by the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway. The station was located by the main Sheffield to Rotherham road in Tinsley, now on the Sheffield side of M1, Junction 34 in Tinsley.

The station had two platforms, flanking the running lines, and was surrounded by sidings belonging to steel works, in particular Hadfields. Because of the gradients on the line to Barnsley this was also the site of the siding, to the rear of the Barnsley-bound platform, for the "Tinsley Banker", a locomotive, or sometimes locomotives, whose job was to assist (bank / push) trains up the gradients. The station was closed on 29 October 1951.

The Tinsley layout was completed with the opening of the "Tinsley Curve" which enabled trains to run directly from the "Blackburn Valley" line to Rotherham. Although the station is now closed, the

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