Mochdre & Pabo railway station

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Mochdre & Pabo
Location
Place Mochdre
Area Conwy County Borough
Coordinates 53°17′31″N 3°46′04″W / 53.2920°N 3.7678°W / 53.2920; -3.7678Coordinates: 53°17′31″N 3°46′04″W / 53.2920°N 3.7678°W / 53.2920; -3.7678
Grid reference SH823787
Operations
Original company London and North Western Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
History
1 April 1889 Opened[1]
5 June 1931 Closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Mochdre & Pabo railway station was located on the eastern edge of the village of Mochdre, Conwy (historically Denbighshire).

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Opened 1 April 1889 by the London and North Western Railway,[1] it was served by what is now the North Wales Coast Line between Chester, Cheshire and Holyhead, Anglesey. It was the location of experimental trackside water troughs, from which passing steam locomotives could scoop up fresh water supplies without having to stop. These devices became commonplace around the world, but Mochdre was the first place they were ever used, starting in 1860 before moving to Aber in 1871.[2]

The station had two platforms made of wood upon which were only very basic waiting facilities and a signal box.[3] As with many other lightly patronised stops of the time, it was closed during World War I for austerity purpose between 1 January 1917 and 5 May 1919.[4] The station struggled on, not helped by the fact it did not provide goods services until it closed on 5 January 1931. The line continued to run through the station until 1983, when the railway route was altered for, and the station site covered by, the A55.[5]

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Preceding station National Rail Historical railways Following station
Colwyn Bay
Line and station open
  London and North Western Railway
North Wales Coast Line
  Llandudno Junction
Line and station open