Anchovy railway station
|Owned by||Jamaica Railway Corporation|
|Line(s)||Kingston to Montego Bay main line|
Anchovy railway station opened in c1894 and closed in 1992. 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.
It was built around 1894 of timber in the Jamaican Georgian architectural style. It has two floors. The ground floor has timber doors and sash windows. 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. The upper floor has a mixture of sash and louvred windows as well as recessed panel timber doors. 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.
In 2003 it was reported as being in "very poor condition" and "in need of major repairs".
It is on the list of designated National Heritage Sites in Jamaica.
- The rise and fall of railways in Jamaica, 1845-1975 - Pg18 Journal of Transport History - March 2003
- Table 3.5 Mileage for JRC Stations, Halts & Sidings in relation to the Kingston Railway Terminus Archived March 15, 2013, at the Wayback Machine., Annual Transport Statistics Report: Jamaica in Figures 2003-2004, Ministry of Transport and Works, July 2005.
- Anchovy Railway Station Archived December 4, 2009, at the Wayback Machine., Jamaica National Heritage Trust.
- Table 3.4 Location and Condition of Railway Stations Archived March 15, 2013, at the Wayback Machine., Annual Transport Statistics Report: Jamaica in Figures 2003-2004, Ministry of Transport and Works, July 2005.
- 1910 Directory, Jamaican Family Search Genealogy Research Library, 2006.
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