Gregory Park railway station

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Gregory Park
Gregory Park railway station 1980-02 (JIS).png
Gregory Park railway station, February 1980
Coordinates 17°59′45″N 76°52′54″W / 17.995856°N 76.881530°W / 17.995856; -76.881530Coordinates: 17°59′45″N 76°52′54″W / 17.995856°N 76.881530°W / 17.995856; -76.881530
Owned by Jamaica Railway Corporation
Line(s) Kingston to Montego Bay main line
Platforms Single
Tracks One
History
Opened 1845
Closed 1992-10;[1] since destroyed by fire[2]
Location
Gregory Park is located in Jamaica
Gregory Park
Gregory Park

Gregory Park railway station opened in 1845 and closed in 1992.[1] It served the Gregory Park sugar estate on the Kingston to Montego Bay line, 6.5 miles (10.5 km) from the Kingston terminus.[3] It was destroyed by fire sometime after closure.[2]

The station was a two-story, timber building The ground floor had timber doors and sash windows.[4] The upper floor was partially cantilevered using a series of angled timber arms to the upper front elevation to form a canopy over the platform with a veranda above.[4] The roof of the building was a T-shaped gable end.[4]

Fares[edit]

In 1910 the third class fare from Gregory Park to Kingston was 6d (sixpence); first class was about double.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The rise and fall of railways in Jamaica, 1845-1975 - Pg18 Journal of Transport History - March 2003
  2. ^ a b Table 3.4 Location and Condition of Railway Stations Archived 2013-03-15 at the Wayback Machine., Annual Transport Statistics Report: Jamaica in Figures 2003-2004, Ministry of Transport and Works, July 2005.
  3. ^ Table 3.5 Mileage for JRC Stations, Halts & Sidings in relation to the Kingston Railway Terminus Archived 2013-03-15 at the Wayback Machine., Annual Transport Statistics Report: Jamaica in Figures 2003-2004, Ministry of Transport and Works, July 2005.
  4. ^ a b c Photo of Gregory Park Railway station, Jamaica Information Service (JIS), 1980-02.
  5. ^ 1910 Directory, Jamaican Family Search Genealogy Research Library, 2006.