58038 Checker House 28 November 1992

58038 passes the site of Checker House station (between Worksop and Retford) on 28 November 1992 with a loaded MGR for Cottam Power Station. This remote station was closed to passengers as early as 1931, but remained opened for goods traffic until 1963. Note the loading gauge behind the loco. Quite why it was called Checker House is unclear, but apart from being on the A1 road, it was a very odd place for a station, with the nearest house some way off, and the nearest village (Ranby) over a mile to the north.