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(left to right) Roy Lambeth (railway photographer), Nick Catford and Alan Young (railway photographer & author) at Wark station on a visit to the Border Counties line in 2009. Bottom middle is Terry Callaghan our West Midlands reporter.

The picture to the right shows our North West and North Wales reporter Paul Wright on the St Helens & Runcorn Gap Railway in August 2014.

The Disused Stations Website was started in 2004 by Nick Catford. Since 2004 Nick has been joined by a number of other writers and many people have contributed material. The purpose of the site is to build up a comprehensive database of this part of Britain’s railway heritage. Each station will have photographs from the past and present, a written history and a selection of maps. All stations added from November 2007 also include a timetable extract and tickets where available.

Since the site was started it has developed to include goods stations, stations that have reopened and other railway related features.

Most of the tickets illustrated come from Michael Stewart, of 4 Meadow Close, Bridge, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 5AT. Tel: 01227 830344. E-mail Platformtickets@aol.com. Michael has been a collector of railway tickets since 1948 and would be pleased to be offered any similar interesting tickets. Other tickets have been supplied by Brian Halford who has been collecting tickets since 1961.


Photographs from the John Mann Collection

Many photos shown on the Disused Stations website are from the collection of the late John Mann. John Mann visited station sites around the UK for over two decades and made a photographic record. He also collected old photographs of the stations that he visited. The collection contained over 60,000 images and was donated to us in 2010. Please note there is no connection with the John D Mann archive.

Published in June 2015
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Click here for information about previous books in the series.


Nick Catford's third book isn't a
railway book but 76 pages are devoted to closed underground stations or stations with closed parts. Other railway features include Bishopsgate & Camden goods depots, Post Office railway, Snow Hill station, Crystal Palace HL subway, Waterloo station tunnels, Kingsway tram tunnel railway control bunkers.


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