Bideford Quay railway station

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Bideford Quay Station
Map BWHA Railway.jpg
Map showing the position of Causeway Crossing Halt
Location
Place Bideford
Area Torridge
Coordinates 51°01′09″N 4°12′16″W / 51.019197°N 4.204331°W / 51.019197; -4.204331Coordinates: 51°01′09″N 4°12′16″W / 51.019197°N 4.204331°W / 51.019197; -4.204331
Grid reference SS454267
Operations
Original company Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway
Pre-grouping British Electric Traction
Platforms No
History
20 May 1901[1][2] Opened
28 March 1917 Closed[3]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Bideford Quay Station was a railway station in Bideford, North Devon; the southern terminus on the Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway, serving the town and passengers from Bideford railway station on the London and South Western Railway. It lay on Bideford Quay where the company offices were situated.

History[edit]

The station lay on Bideford Quay and had a siding[4] and after considerable opposition from the town council a run round loop.[5] Situated on a public road the rails were not set on standard railway sleepers, running instead on sunken longitudinal timbers.[6]

Infrastructure[edit]

The station had freight facilities consisting of a single siding and a parcels service. A platform was not provided and the first section running towards the Pill Road was a tramway, however the run round loop allowed for locomotives to run round the coaches.

Micro history[edit]

In January 1901, the first train, with one carriage, ran from Bideford to Northam carrying a few friends of the Directors.[7]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Strand Road
Line and station closed
  Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway   Terminus

References[edit]

Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway
Appledore
Lovers' Lane Halt
Richmond Road Halt
Northam
Beach Road
Westward Ho!
Cornborough
Abbotsham Road
Kenwith Castle Halt
Causeway
The Lane Halt
Locomotive shed
Strand Road Halt
Bideford Quay
Bideford
North Devon Railway
Notes
  1. ^ Jenkins, Page 44
  2. ^ Baxter, Page 8
  3. ^ Jenkins, Page 123
  4. ^ Lenkins, Page 61
  5. ^ Jenkins, Page 55
  6. ^ Jenkins, Page 35
  7. ^ Baxter, Page 6
Sources
  1. Baxter, Julia & Jonathan (1980). The Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore railway 1901-1917. Pub. Chard. ISBN 0-9507330-1-6.
  2. Christie, Peter (1995). North Devon History. The Lazarus Press. ISBN 1-898546-08-8.
  3. Garner, Rod (2008). The Bideford, Westward Ho! & Appledore Railway. Pub. Kestrel Railway Books. ISBN 978-1-905505-09-8.
  4. Griffith, Roger (1969). The Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway. School project and personal communications. Bideford Museum.
  5. Jenkins, Stanley C. (1993). The Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway. Oxford : Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-85361-452-0.
  6. Stuckey, Douglas (1962). The Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway 1901-1917. Pub. West Country Publications.