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WEEKEND FISHING TRAINS 60s

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Not the trains specifically but right period and locations.

 

https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-hook-line-and-sheffield-1963-online

 

and if that link doesn't work try this one which has a written description-

 

http://www.yorkshirefilmarchive.com/film/hook-line-and-sheffield

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Thanks for your picture Person6, the first pic takes me back on my

fishing day and use to go one works matches. sweep steaks was great

too had many a good day on bankside then calling at a pub on our

way home from the match. I never won a match bur came 3rd and

won a cuterly set. Like the Victoria Station story true words.

Thanks again. :thumbsup:

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I remember going on these fishermen's excursion trains in the late 1950s and early 1960s, with my uncle and older brother. I think the trains ran to Woodhall Junction, calling at Gainsborough, Saxilby, Lincoln, Washingborough, Five Mile House, Bardney, Southrey and Stixwould, but sometimes the train would continue to Dogdyke, Langrick and Boston. You would often see the same people week after week, and there was a lot of "camaraderie" on the train, especially among the regulars. And of course, on the way home there would be lots of stories (true, usually...) about the fish we'd caught - or just failed to catch... ;) Happy days!.:)

 

As for fishing trips from Sheffield. What happened during mid-week when blokes were perhaps on summer holiday, did they have to make their own arrangements like hiring coaches (if they're were enough blokes.) ?

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Apart from fishermen's excursions the ordinary service trains called at these stations, though the standard fares were higher. You would normally change at Lincoln for stations on the line to Woodhall Junction and Boston.

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Fishing in midweek, Jeffcock,s coaches from Castlegate, went to Newark,and the Fortyfoot, the Witham,to Landrick, Chapel Hill, Tattersall and on to Boston. These were popular trips at the time. I think they ran on Tuesday and Thursday and weekends, but going on the train I enjoyed the most.

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Apart from fishermen's excursions the ordinary service trains called at these stations, though the standard fares were higher. You would normally change at Lincoln for stations on the line to Woodhall Junction and Boston.

 

What about nowadays Mr.H. is it personal transport ?

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What about nowadays Mr.H. is it personal transport ?
You can still go by train to Gainsborough, Saxilby and Lincoln but beyond there the line to Boston via Woodhall Junction closed many years ago. But if anyone wants to fish, for example, the Fossdyke at Saxilby there's a train every hour, and an "Anytime Day Return" from Sheffield is a snip at £16.80 - or £11.10 if like me you have a "Senior Railcard" (£14.20 and £9.40 on Saturdays & Sundays for an off-peak ticket). :) Edited by hillsbro

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