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Swinton & Knottingley Railway (MR, NER)

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In the list below the information is set out in tabular form, spread over four columns. The column entries are -

RailRef The Line Code used in RailRef system.
Line Detail The principal locations included within the Line Code. They are arranged in 'down' direction order. Locations shown are primarily stations and junctions to allow easy cross check against published atlases. Signal box names appear in italics where these are 'intermediate' to stations or have been shown to facilitate links from other pages on this web site. The inclusion of a station or junction name does not imply that there was always a signal box of that same name!
SBR The section reference used in the relevant Signal Box Register published by the Society.
ELR The corresponding Engineer's Line Reference(s). This will be blank for railways that never came within British Railways terms of reference. It will also be blank where British Railways had no surviving responsibility for infrastructure at the time the ELR system came into use.

RailRef Line Detail SBR ELR
SK001
MR860
NE170
Swinton - Moorthorpe
167m73c 17m60c Wath Road Junction MR840
168m50c 17m18c Wath East Curve Junction (4) SK002
168m52c 17m16c Dearne Junction
168m54c 17m14c Wath West Curve Junction (4) SK003
169m24c 16m56c Bolton-on-Dearne (1)
169m26c 16m54c footpath LC
170m30c 15m50c Goldthorpe
170m63c 15m17c Hickleton Main Colliery South Junction LY401
171m00c 15m00c Hickleton Main Colliery Junction
171m16c 14m64c Thurnscoe
172m36c 13m44c Frickley (2)
173m69c 11m64c Frickley Colliery Junction
174m50c 11m29c Moorthorpe & South Kirkby (3)
174m52c 11m27c footpath LC
174m55c Moorthorpe Station Junction SK006 SK007
(1) originally Hickleton
(2) originally Clayton
(3) originally Moorthorpe; later (BR) Moorthorpe
(4) previously Dearne Junction (renamed between 1913 and 1919)

SMJ1: Wath Road Junction - 168m64c (17m15c)
SMJ2: 17m15c (168m64c) - Moorthorpe & South Kirkby

Current Quail shows Wath Road Junction to Dearne Junction as 167m71c to 168m64c, datum St Pancras (SMJ1); then 17m15c at Dearne Junction decreasing to 11m29c at Moorthorpe (SMJ2), datum Burton Salmon.
MR Distance Book (sheet 10F 1913) does not give milepost mileages for any of this RailRef.
MR Distance Book (sheet 10 1919 and sheet 11 1920) indcates that MR mileages applied at that time.
1893 OS maps show mileposts variously labelled Wath Junction and Swinton.
  SMJ1
SMJ2
SK002
MR861
NE171
Mexboro' West Junction GCR - Dearne Junction
datum Dearne Junction
0m74c Mexboro' West Junction GC270
0m00c Wath East Curve Junction SK001
Wath East Curve
  WAE
SK003
GC273
MR862
NE172
Dearne (North) Junction - Wath Junction
datum Dearne (North) Junction
0m67c Dearne Junction SK001
0m00c Wath Junction GC270
Wath West Curve
  WAD
SK004
GC273c
MR862c
NE
Hickleton Main Colliery Branch
171m00c 15m17c Hickleton Main Colliery Junction SK001
  Joint/Colliery boundary
   
SK005
MR863
NE173
Frickley Sidings - Frickley Colliery
SK boundary
Frickley Colliery Junction SK001
Hull & Barnsley served from the other end.
  FRC2
SK006
MR864
NE174
Moorthorpe Station Junction - South Kirby Junction
datum St. Pancras
174m55c Moorthorpe Station Junction SK001 SK007
175m31c South Kirkby Junction WR001
  SKM
SK007
MR865
NE175
Moorthorpe - Ferrybridge Junction
datum Burton Salmon Junction
11m24c -m--c Moorthorpe Station Junction SK001 SK006
-m--c 7m40c Moorthorpe North Junction SK008
-m--c 8m51c Royd Moor
8m00c 10m08c Brackenhill Junction NE177
7m05c 11m03c Ackworth
4m31c 13m57c Pontefract Baghill
4m24c 13m64c Pontefract Junction SK009
2m38c 15m58c Ferrybridge South Junction SK010
2m27c Ferrybridge North Junction NE160
Mileages, left column current Quail, right ????
  SMJ2
SK008
MR866
NE176
South Elmsall Junction - Moorthorpe North Junction
datum Moorthorpe North Junction
1m21c South Elsmhall Junction WR001
0m00c Moorthrope North Junction SK007
  SEP
SK009
MR867
NE178
Pontefract Junction - Pontefract East Junction
datum Pontefract Junction
0m00c Pontefract Junction SK006
0m66c Pontefract Junction LY341
  PLP
SK010 BR 1965 Ferrybridge Curve
datum Burton Salmon Junction
3m08c Pontefract East (Goods) Junction LY360
2m38c Ferrybridge South Junction SK007
  PEF

 




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