Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Mexborough Ferry Boat Halt - South Yorkshire

Mexborough FerryBoat

Mexborough Ferry Boat Halt is also a track on the American guitarist Duane Eddy's new Road Trip album - recorded recently with Sheffield's very own Richard Hawley here in South Yorkshire ( check him out on YouTube - you will not be disappointed )
Intrigued with this place name and living a mere 2 miles away from Mexborough
I had to check this location out myself.
 Mexborough Ferry Boat Halt used to be a small railway station on the South Yorkshire line between Barnsley and Doncaster, and had connections onto the river Don and the canal
for the movement of industrial goods.
 The station closed back in 1871 and there is not much left there to see now. 
This recent sketch shows the now footbridge over the line where the station was, 
as an EWS Class 66 goods locomotive rolls on by.  
This acrylic painting measures 10" x 6.5" on canvas board, and is #22 of 52.
One a week for a year.

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