Binegar railway station

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Binegar
Binegar railway station in 1967.jpg
Binegar railway station in 1967
Location
Place Binegar
Area Mendip
Grid reference ST616492
Operations
Pre-grouping Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway
Post-grouping SR and LMSR
Western Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
20 July 1874 Opened
7 March 1966 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
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Binegar Station in 1963

Binegar railway station was a station on the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway in the county of Somerset in England. Opened on 20 July 1874, the station consisted of two platforms, with a building on the down platform. There was a substantial goods yard with two sheds and sidings, controlled from a 24 lever signal box. Being the first station north of the line's summit at Masbury Binegar was also where locomotives used as banking engines on north-bound trains would drop off and cross the line ready to return south.

The station closed to goods in 1963: passenger services were withdrawn when the SDJR closed on 7 March 1966.

Accident[edit]

There were several fatalities in two accidents near this station in the 1880s.[1]

The Site Today[edit]

Three years after the line closed

The site is now occupied by a large private house.[2]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Masbury
Line and station closed
  Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway
LSWR and Midland Railways
  Chilcompton
Line and station closed

Further reading[edit]

  • R.V.J.Butt, (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens Ltd.  ISBN 1-85260-508-1

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°14′26″N 2°33′05″W / 51.24068°N 2.55146°W / 51.24068; -2.55146