Anchovy railway station

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Anchovy
Station statistics
Coordinates 18°24′26″N 77°56′08″W / 18.407332°N 77.935622°W / 18.407332; -77.935622Coordinates: 18°24′26″N 77°56′08″W / 18.407332°N 77.935622°W / 18.407332; -77.935622
Line(s) Kingston to Montego Bay main line
Platforms Single
Tracks One
Other information
Opened c1894
Closed 1992-10[1]
Owned by Jamaica Railway Corporation
Location
Anchovy is located in Jamaica
Anchovy
Anchovy

Anchovy railway station opened in c1894 and closed in 1992.[1] It served the small town of Anchovy, Jamaica on the Kingston to Montego Bay line and was 105.75 miles (170.19 km) from the Kingston terminus.[2]

It was built around 1894 of timber in the Jamaican Georgian architectural style.[3] It has two floors.[3] The ground floor has timber doors and sash windows.[3] The upper floor is partially cantilevered and is supported by a series of timber posts on the ground floor to form a canopy over the platform and front elevation.[3] The upper floor has a mixture of sash and louvred windows as well as recessed panel timber doors.[3] The roof of the structure is a T-shaped gable end zinc roof with a semi-circular fanlight on either side of a double gable end section of the roof.[3]

In 2003 it was reported as being in "very poor condition" and "in need of major repairs".[4]

It is on the list of designated National Heritage Sites in Jamaica.

Fares[edit]

In 1910 the third class fare from Anchovy to Kingston was 8/- (eight shillings); first class was about double.[5]

See also[edit]

External images
Aerial view
Facade
Track side

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The rise and fall of railways in Jamaica, 1845-1975 - Pg18 Journal of Transport History - March 2003
  2. ^ Table 3.5 Mileage for JRC Stations, Halts & Sidings in relation to the Kingston Railway Terminus, Annual Transport Statistics Report: Jamaica in Figures 2003-2004, Ministry of Transport and Works, July 2005.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Anchovy Railway Station, Jamaica National Heritage Trust.
  4. ^ Table 3.4 Location and Condition of Railway Stations, Annual Transport Statistics Report: Jamaica in Figures 2003-2004, Ministry of Transport and Works, July 2005.
  5. ^ 1910 Directory, Jamaican Family Search Genealogy Research Library, 2006.