The Old Railway

In 1853 a company was formed to construct a railway from the GNR loop at Kirkstead to Horncastle via Woodhall. The line was completed in August 1855.

The line was a single track of approximately 7 miles in length with one end at Kirkstead Junction, a small passenger station at Woodhall, and ending in Horncastle. Kirkstead Junction was later renamed Woodhall Junction.

The line was closed to passenger traffic in 1954 and finally closed to freight traffic in April 1971. The track bed was eventually purchased by Lincolnshire County Council and is now a walking trail.

Horncastle station was used for various purposes until 1985 when it was demolished.

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Woodhall line to Kirkstead junction
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Woodhall line to Kirkstead junction
Horncastle station
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Horncastle station and sidings
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Horncastle station and sidings
Map of Horncastle station 1906
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Map of Horncastle station 1906
Horncastle station with passenger train
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Horncastle station with passenger train
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Woodhall Spa station and high street
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Woodhall Spa station and high street
Woodhall Spa station
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Woodhall Spa station
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End of a siding by Bush Tyres on Langton Hill
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End of a siding by Bush Tyres on Langton Hill
Formerly the Great Northern Hotel just across from Horncastle Station
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Formerly the Great Northern Hotel just across from Horncastle Station
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Great Northern Hotel This hotel was ideally positioned opposite the railway station.It was built and opened in 1855 when the railway arrived at Horncastle.Perhaps because of its proximity to the railway it was favoured by many foreign buyers to the Horse Fair.It closed in 1960.
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Great Northern Hotel

This hotel was ideally positioned opposite the railway station.

It was built and opened in 1855 when the railway arrived at Horncastle.

Perhaps because of its proximity to the railway it was favoured by many foreign buyers to the Horse Fair.

It closed in 1960.