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Old Photographs of Breadsall Railway station,
Derbyshire, England

This page features old pictures supplied by Graham Dewsbury.

The G.N.R. Derbyshire and North Staffordshire extension once ran through the village of Breadsall.
This line ran along the south side of Breadsall, a Railway Viaduct with brick arches and wrought iron lattice-girder was built, which passed over the former Little Eaton branch of the Derby Canal next to a lock. The Railway was opened in 1876 and was closed in 1968.

This set of unique images were taken in 1945. Grahams Dad, Les Dewsbury was the signalman at the London North Eastern Railway Station at Breadsall, Formally the Great Northern. Les can be seen in photo 04 operating the levers in the signal box.
Breadsall Signal and railway station were located on the north side of the track, approaching from the Derby side you would reach the Signal box first.

I would like to thank Graham and Les for allowing the world to see these rare images.

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DP-OLDGDC-01 - Shows a view of the former Breadsall Railway station viewed from the South platform looking north.
DP-OLDGDC-02 - Shows a view of the former Breadsall Railway signal Box.
DP-OLDGDC-03 - Shows a view of Joe Taylor the Breadsall station Master.
DP-OLDGDC-04 - Shows Les Dewsbury operating the levers inside the signal box.
DP-OLDGDC-05 - Shows the approach to Breadsall Station from the East, viewed from the railway tracks.
DP-OLDGDC-06 - Shows the view looking towards Derby from the wooden steps leading up to the signal box.
DP-OLDGDC-07 - Shows a Goods train leaving Breadsall station from West Hallam heading towards Friargate railway station.
DP-OLDGDC-08 - Shows a Goods train approaching from Friar gate Railway station.
DP-OLDGDC-09 - Shows Jeff, the Breadsall Porter.
DP-OLDGDC-10 - Shows Nuttall Sidings in 1948.











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