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Platform Staff, Chinley Railway Station, Cracken Close, Chinley, 1960s
From the late Alan Watson
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By the 1960s the staff numbers were greatly reduced.
Pictured are: Tommy Cain, Sam Waterhouse, Ben Workman, Sid Howkins, Cyril Robinson,
Freddie Woodiwiss, Jack Taylor, Mr Rowarth (Station Master), ? and Harold Bradley
Situated on the Midland Railway's Derby - Manchester main line, when opened originally in 1867-8 the station was a simple two-platform stopping place serving the needs of the adjoining village. Completion of the Dore & Chinley route from Sheffield in 1893-4 made Chinley into an important junction and, in due course, this much larger station resulted. Much reduced in size, Chinley is still open for passenger traffic today; since closure of the Derby line in 1968, the station has effectively reverted to its earlier wayside status.