47845 Checker House 28 November 1992

47845 County of Kent passes the site of Checker House station (between Worksop and Retford) with the Pathfinder Tours 1Z36 05:33 Salisbury to West Burton Power Station 'Cottam Picker' railtour on 28 November 1992. This isolated station was closed to passengers as early as 1931, but remained opened for goods traffic until 1963, which explains the loading gauge visible above the first coach. I kept meaning to go back to this location for some freight pictures, but despite passing over the bridge many times, never did get around to it. Now the steam age relic loading gauge has been removed and a giant radio mast has taken its place, so the opportunity for further photos has been lost.