Black Dog Halt railway station

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Black Dog Halt
Black Dog Halt, near Calne, Wilts - geograph.org.uk - 40305.jpg
Black Dog Halt in 2004
Location
Place Calne
Area Wiltshire
Operations
Original company Calne Railway[1]
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 1
History
3 Nov 1863[1] Opened as
Black Dog Siding[2]
8 Jun 1953 Renamed
Black Dog Halt[2]
20 Sep 1965 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Black Dog Halt was opened on 3 November 1863 by the Great Western Railway for Lord Lansdowne of Bowood House. Lord Lansdowne had a special compartment in one of the Calne line's autocoaches. Later he was persuaded to allow the halt to be used by the public. After the British Rail takeover the halt was turned into a request stop.

In 1965 the halt was closed and soon the buildings were demolished. Today the site of the halt is being used as part of the national cycle route.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Stanley Bridge Halt   BR (Western Region)
Chippenham and Calne Line
  Calne

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/stations/b/black_dog_halt/index.shtml
  2. ^ a b Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 

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Coordinates: 51°26′10″N 2°01′38″W / 51.43619°N 2.02728°W / 51.43619; -2.02728