The Axholme Joint Railway
Traffic on the line was mainly shipping agricultural produce away from the Isle, together with processed peat from Hatfield Moor and from the Swinefleet Peat Works which processed peat from Thorne Moors. Passenger services were never very busy and timetabled services stopped completely in 1933, although occasional excursion trains continued to be run. The Haxey Junction to Epworth section closed in 1956, the Hatfield Moor Branch closed in 1964, and the remainder closed in 1965.
Most of the photographs below were taken during the building of the line or shortly after completion. We are grateful to Angus Townley who enabled them to be published here.
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