Lustleigh railway station

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Lustleigh
Lustleigh Station - 1912.jpg
Lustleigh station in 1912 with a train for Moretonhampstead
Location
PlaceLustleigh
AreaTeignbridge
Grid referenceSX786814
Operations
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms1
History
4 July 1866Opened[1]
2 March 1959Closed to passengers[1]
1964Line closed to goods traffic
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
Moretonhampstead and South Devon Railway
Moretonhampstead
Lustleigh
Hawkmoor Halt later renamed Pullabrook
Bovey
Brimley Halt
Heathfield (Devon)
Teigngrace Halt
Exeter Road
Newton Abbot


Lustleigh station[1] was on the Moretonhampstead and South Devon Railway serving the village of Lustleigh, Devon, England.

Lustleigh was the penultimate station on this 12.3 mile (20 km) branchline off the South Devon Main Line. It had a single platform and one siding.[2] The platform survives and the station building has been greatly enlarged.

The Moretonhampstead and South Devon Railway company was formed in 1861, and work on the line commenced in 1863. The line opened to the public in 1866 and converted from broad gauge to standard gauge in 1892.

The station closed to passengers on 28 February 1959, with goods trains continuing until 1964. The station was used on 28 February 1931 [3] for the film The Hound of the Baskervilles, its name being temporarily changed to Baskerville.[4][5]


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Pullabrook Halt   Newton Abbot to Moretonhampstead
Great Western Railway
  Moretonhampstead

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b c Butt, Page 151
  2. ^ Old Maps Archived 2012-04-30 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved : 2012-10-06
  3. ^ Railway Magazine No.407 May 1931 P.418
  4. ^ Railway Magazine no. 407 May 1931 P.412
  5. ^ Ewan, Page 43
Sources
  • Beck, Keith; Copsey, John (1990). The Great Western in South Devon. Didcot: Wild Swan Publications. ISBN 0-906867-90-8.
  • Butt, R (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 1-8526-0508-1.
  • Ewan, M (1964). The Haytor Granite Tramway & Stover Canal. Newton Abbot: David & Charles.
  • Jenkins, S C; Pomroy, L J (1989). The Moretonhampstead and South Devon Railway. Oxford: Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-85361-389-3.

Coordinates: 50°37′12″N 3°43′00″W / 50.6200°N 3.71674°W / 50.6200; -3.71674