Railways of Jamaica: Spanish Town to Ewarton
|Spanish Town to Ewarton|
The section from Linstead to Ewarton was closed in 1947. It was later reopened as far as the Bauxite processing plant just east of Ewarton.
The rest of the line closed to passengers in 1992 but it remains open for Bauxite traffic.
Stations and Halts
- Spanish Town Station (Branch Terminus)
- St. John’s Road Halt
- Angels Halt
- Crescent Halt
- Bog Walk Station
- Michleton Halt
- Linstead Station
- Sterling Castle Halt
- Ewarton Station] (Terminus)
There are 4 tunnels, from south to north:
- Number 1 ~100 m
- Number 2 ~160 m
- Number 3 ~110 m
- Number 4 ~665 m
There are 7 significant bridges on the line:
- Viaduct ~70 m
- Thomas River ~15 m
- Rio Cobre ~40 m
- Viaduct (not visible in satellite imagery)
- Rio Magno Gully ~85 m
- Byndloss Gully ~20 m
- Unnamed Gully ~40 m
Notes and references
- The Jamaica Railway 1845-1945 by H R Fox, General Manager, Jamaica Government Railway in The Railway Magazine of November & December 1945.
- The rise and fall of railways in Jamaica, 1845-1975 - Pg11 Journal of Transport History - March 2003
- Annual Transport Statistics Report: Jamaica in Figures 2003-2004, Ministry of Transport and Works, July 2005, Table 3.5 - Mileage for JRC Stations, Halts & Sidings in relation to the Kingston Railway Terminus 2003-2004.
- UK Directorate of Overseas Surveys 1:50,000 map of Jamaica Sheet L (1966).
- UK Directorate of Overseas Surveys 1:50,000 map of Jamaica Sheet G (1973).
- Jamaican train ride part 1 - Linstead to Bog Walk, Jamaicansol, youTube, 2011-08-09
- Jamaican train ride part 2 - Bog Walk - Bog Walk Tunnel, Jamaicansol, youTube, 2011-08-09
- Jamaican train ride part 2 - Bog Walk Tunnel - Angels, Jamaicansol, youTube, 2011-08-09