Rushden Historic Transport Society


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Transport Museum

Rushden Station

Built by the Midland Railway in 1894 Rushden Station was only intermediate station on the Higham Ferrers branch line and closed to passengers on 13 June 1959 when regular passengers services were withdrawn by British Rail. 

When the line finally closed to all traffic in 1969 the building was sold to the local authorities who leased it to various local businesses until in 1984 the Rushden Historical Transport Society obtained a lease on the building, eventually purchasing it 1996 after many years of campaigning to save the building from demolition. 

Today the building has been beautifully restored acting as a Museum and club house for the society.






The photos on this page show the Station as it is today fully resorted and used daily by members of the Society and the general public in contrast at the bottom of the page is a view of the station building taken in 1976 showing the derelict state in which it had fallen in to before restoration began. 

This Photo taken by and kindly reproduced with permission
from Nick Catford


Rushden Historical Transport Society Registered Charity 285535