Black Dyke Halt railway station

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Black Dyke Halt
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Black Dyke Halt
Location
Place Blackdyke
Area Allerdale
Coordinates 54°51′20″N 3°20′27″W / 54.8556°N 3.3408°W / 54.8556; -3.3408Coordinates: 54°51′20″N 3°20′27″W / 54.8556°N 3.3408°W / 54.8556; -3.3408
Grid reference NY139520
Operations
Original company Carlisle & Silloth Bay Railway & Dock Company
Pre-grouping North British Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Platforms 1
History
22 August 1856 Opened
7 September 1964 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
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Black Dyke Halt or Blackdyke was a railway station near Blackdyke, Cumbria on the Silloth branch, serving the small hamlet of Black Dyke and its rural district. The station closed on 7 September 1964;.[1] The line to Silloth closed on 7 September 1964 as part of the Beeching cuts.

History[edit]

The North British Railway leased the line from 1862, it was absorbed by them in 1880, and then taken over by the London and North Eastern Railway in 1923.[2] The halt then passed on to the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. The platform has been demolished.

Infrastructure[edit]

The halt sat close to the hamlet and had just a single wood fronted platform, without a platform shelter. Light was provided by two lamps. Level crossing gates were located at the platform end and a passenger shelter or crossing keepers shelter was located here. The stop lay about two miles away from Silloth and three from Abbey Town railway station by train. It became a request stop in the 1950s.

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Cumbria Railways Retrieved : 2012-08-21
  2. ^ Cumbria Railway Retrieved : 2012-08-21
Sources
  • Ramshaw, David (1997). The Carlisle Navigation Railway. Carlisle : P3 Publications. ISBN 0-9522098-5-3.
  • White, Stephen (1984). Solway Steam. The Story of the Silloth and Port Carlisle Railways. 1854-1964. Carlisle : Carel Press. ISBN 0-9509096-1-0.

External links[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Abbey Town
Line and station closed
  North British Railway
Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway
  Causewayhead
Line and station closed