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Historic Sheffield rail station sign auctioned

Old sign for Attercliffe Road railway station going up for auction

Old sign for Attercliffe Road railway station going up for auction

Enthusiasts have a chance to buy a small piece of Sheffield’s railway history – when a sign for the old Attercliffe Road station goes under the hammer.

The sign dates from between 1948 and the 1960s and is made from cast iron painted with enamel.

It is on sale with an asking price of £1,000 to £1,500, in the auction held by James and Sons Norfolk Auctioneers, at Fakenham Racecourse on January 30.

A spokesman for the auctioneers said: “The sign is one of the highlights in the auction and last belonged to an enthusiast. It is in very good condition.”

The former Attercliffe Road station served communities of Attercliffe, Burngreave and workers in the Don Valley, and opened in 1870.

The station survived cuts in the 1950s and 1960s.

But by the early 1990s, services had dwindled to trains at peak times only and the station was closed in 1995. The old platforms can still be seen on the line between Sheffield and Meadowhall.

Attercliffe Road is one of two stations on the line through the Don Valley, along with Brightside, which was replaced with Meadowhall Station.

 

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