Bromfield (Cumbria) railway station
|Bromfield railway station|
The site of Bromfield station
|Original company||Solway Junction Railway|
|1 March 1873||Opened|
|1 September 1921||Station closed to all traffic|
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Bromfield was a railway station which served Bromfield, a small settlement in Cumbria on the English side of the Solway Firth. The station opened in 1873 by the Caledonian Railway on a line constructed from the Caledonian Railway Main Line at Kirtlebridge across the Glasgow South Western Line, then forming the Solway Junction Railway over the Solway Viaduct to Brayton. The line opened in 1869 and freight had run from since 13 September 1869.
Bromfield station was opened by the Solway Junction Railway, then part of the Caledonian Railway. At first the station was a request stop, however on 1 January 1873 a crossing keeper was appointed and the level crossing signalled. At the south end of the station was a siding leading to the goods yard, worked by a frame which was controlled by the train tablet for the section Abbey Junction and Brayton. The station siding was provided for Fielding & Company and was 1¾ from Brayton Junction. The station today is a private house.
The passenger service was never well patronised. In 1910 only three trains in each direction served the station, with an Brayton to Abbey Junction working once a week. It was further reduced to being just one carriage at the front of an occasional goods train and in September 1917 this was suspended, but was reinstated in 1920. Passenger services were finally withdrawn in 1921 and the line south of Annan over the Solway Viaduct was closed completely.
The line remained open to through traffic until 14 February 1933; the track was lifted in 1937.
- Quick 2009, p. 102.
- Edgar & Sinton 1990, p. 59.
- Edgar & Sinton 1990, p. 19.
- "Solway Junction Railway - Caledonian Railway Appendix 1915". Retrieved 25 August 2012.
- "Solway Junction Railway - Bromfield Station". Retrieved 25 August 2012.
- Mullay 1990, p. 147.
- Edgar & Sinton 1990, p. 58.
- "The Solway Viaduct - Southern End". Retrieved 2 August 2012.
- Edgar & Sinton 1990, p. 49.
- Edgar & Sinton 1990, p. 57.
- "Solway Junction Railway - History". Retrieved 25 August 2012.
- Edgar, Stuart & Sinton, John M. (1990). The Solway Junction Railway. Oxford: Oakwood Press. ISBN 978-0853613954.
- Mullay, A. J. (1990). Rails across the border: the story of Anglo-Scottish Railways. Wellingborough: Patrick Stephens Limited. ISBN 1-85260-186-8.
- Quick, Michael (2009) . Railway passenger stations in Great Britain: a chronology (4th ed.). Oxford: Railway and Canal Historical Society. ISBN 978-0-901461-57-5. OCLC 612226077.
- Further reading
- Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
- Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
- RAILSCOT on Solway Junction Railway
- Railways of the Solway Plain
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|Abbey Junction||Caledonian Railway
Solway Junction Railway