Epilogue

By 2007, activity on the former Great Central line from Sheffield to Retford, Lincoln and beyond is rather thin on the ground. Freight traffic is a rare sight and the once almost continuous cavalcade of grubby coal trains clanking through Kiveton survives only in the memory and has been replaced by an occasional merry-go-round working bringing imported coal from Immingham Docks. Passenger services consist almost entirely of the hourly Sheffield-Lincoln trains but although the route is a shadow of its former self on the credit side the village retains two modern and well patronised stations and long may they remain.