Charlton Marshall Halt railway station

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Charlton Marshall Halt
Charlton Marshall Halt Station.jpg
Location
PlaceCharlton Marshall
AreaNorth Dorset
Grid referenceST897039
Operations
Post-groupingSR
Southern Region of British Railways
Platforms2
History
5 July 1928Opened
17 September 1956Closed
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

Charlton Marshall Halt was a station in the English county of Dorset. It was located between Blandford Forum and Bailey Gate on the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway. The station consisted of two short platforms and shelters.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 9 July 1928 by the Southern Railway. It became part of the Southern Region of British Railways when the railways were nationalised in 1948. The halt was closed in 1956 as part of an economy campaign. Trains continued to pass the site until the S&DJR closed in 1966. It was also used by special trains for Clayesmore Preparatory School at least until 1961. There were 2 carriages which started from Waterloo attached to one of the regular main line trains and these carriages were de-coupled from the main line train and coupled to a local train to go to Charlton Marshall Halt. There was a train at the beginning and end of each school term. So there were 6 trains that stopped at the halt every year.

Track was finally lifted in 1969, as the railway was still open until the closure of the goods terminal at Blandford that year. The site was in a cutting, which now part of a footpath and bridleway.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Spetisbury
Line and station closed
  London and South Western Railway
Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway
  Blandford Forum
Line and station closed

References[edit]

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
  • 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.
  • Station on navigable O.S. map

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Coordinates: 50°50′07″N 2°08′49″W / 50.83537°N 2.14701°W / 50.83537; -2.14701