Proposal of Light Railway through Whiston in 1900
In November, 1900 various landowners including Sir George Sitwell, began promoting the idea of a light railway for the the districts of Whiston, Maltby, and Laughton-en-le-Morthen, with the view to opening up the agricultural district between Tickhill and Rotherham.
The railway would be more extensive than at first sight, for it would join the Isle of Axholme Light Railway, which ran further north.
The proposed station at Rotherham would be near Bow Bridge, Ickles. The railway would run along the Sheffield Road, on to Canklow Wood, where it would be joined by another proposed line connecting it with the Sheffield District Railway.