Montgomery railway station

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Montgomery
Location
Place Montgomery
Area Powys
Coordinates 52°34′25″N 3°10′31″W / 52.5735°N 3.1752°W / 52.5735; -3.1752Coordinates: 52°34′25″N 3°10′31″W / 52.5735°N 3.1752°W / 52.5735; -3.1752
Grid reference SO204979
Operations
Original company Oswestry and Newtown Railway
Pre-grouping Cambrian Railways
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
10 June 1861 (1861-06-10) Station opened
14 June 1965 (1965-06-14) Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Montgomery railway station served the small town of Montgomery, Powys, Wales between 1861 and 1965.

History[edit]

The Oswestry and Newtown Railway (O&NR) was authorised in 1855,[1] and opened in stages.[2] The final section, between Welshpool and Abermule, opened on 10 June 1861,[3] and one of the stations opened that day was Montgomery.[4]

The station was 40 14 miles (64.8 km) from Whitchurch,[5] between Forden and Abermule[6] and was situated more than 1 mile (1.6 km) from the town of Montgomery.[5] It had two platforms which were slightly staggered, and the station building was on the northern side; there were also a signal box and goods shed.[5]

In June 1864, the O&NR amalgamated with several other companies to form the Cambrian Railways.[7] As part of the 1923 Grouping, the Cambrian amalgamated with the Great Western Railway.[8]

The station was closed by British Railways on 14 June 1965.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kidner 1992, p. 11.
  2. ^ Kidner 1992, pp. 13, 15.
  3. ^ Kidner 1992, p. 15.
  4. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 162.
  5. ^ a b c Kidner 1992, p. 100.
  6. ^ Conolly 1976, p. 14, section B2.
  7. ^ Kidner 1992, pp. 18, 21.
  8. ^ Railway Clerks' Association 1922, pp. 11, 67.

References[edit]

  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  • Conolly, W. Philip (January 1976). British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas and Gazetteer (5th ed.). Shepperton: Ian Allan. ISBN 0-7110-0320-3. EX/0176. 
  • Kidner, R.W. (1992) [1954]. The Cambrian Railways. The Oakwood Library of Railway History (2nd ed.). Headington: Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-85361-439-3. OL55. 
  • Railway Clerks' Association (1922). The Reorganisation of British Railways: The Railways Act, 1921 (3rd ed.). London: Gray's Inn Press. 

External links[edit]


Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Forden
Line open, station closed
  Cambrian Railways
Oswestry and Newtown Railway
  Abermule
Line open, station closed