Monmouth Troy railway station

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Monmouth Troy
Winchcombe railway station1.jpg
The former Monmouth Troy station building has been re-erected at Winchcombe railway station on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway.
Location
Place Monmouth
Area Monmouthshire
Operations
Original company Coleford, Monmouth, Usk and Pontypool Railway[notes 1]
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway[notes 2]
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
October 1857 (1857-10) Station opened
5 January 1959 Closed to passengers
January 1964 (1964-01) Closed to goods
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal
The Railways of Monmouth
Ross and Monmouth Railway
Monmouth Mayhill
Duke of Beaufort Bridge
Monmouth Troy Goods Yard
River Wye
Monmouth Troy
Monmouth Viaduct
Wyesham Halt
Coleford Railway
Wye Valley Railway
Monmouth Troy Tunnel
River Trothy
Dingestow
CMU&PR


Wye Valley Railway
Coleford, Monmouth, Usk
& Pontypool Railway
Monmouth Troy
Ross and Monmouth Railway
River Wye
Wyesham Halt
Wyesham Junction
for Coleford Railway
Monmouthshire, Wales
Gloucestershire, England
Redbrook on Wye
Penallt Viaduct
over River Wye
 
Gloucestershire
Monmouthshire
Penallt Halt
Whitebrook Halt
St Briavels
Llandogo Halt
Brockweir Halt
Tintern
River Wye 
Monmouthshire
Gloucestershire
Tintern tunnel
182 yd
166 m
Tintern Wireworks Branch
Tintern Quarry
Tidenham tunnel
1190 yd
1088 m
Netherhope Halt
Tidenham
Gloucester to Newport Line
Wye Valley Junction
Tutshill for Beachley Halt
Chepstow East
Chepstow Railway Bridge
over River Wye
 
Glos.
Mons.
Chepstow
Gloucester to Newport Line
Coleford Railway
CMU&PR
Monmouth Troy
Ross and Monmouth Railway
River Wye
Wyesham Halt
Wyesham Junction
Redbrook Tunnel
Wye Valley Railway
Wales
England
border
Newland
Newland Tunnel
Whitecliff Quarry
Whitecliff Tunnel
Coleford
Coleford (S&WR)
Severn and Wye Railway
Coleford, Monmouth, Usk & Pontypool Railway
Ross and Monmouth Railway
Wye Valley Railway and Coleford Railway
0m 46ch River Wye
0m 00ch Monmouth Troy
Monmouth Troy tunnel
River Trothy
3m 32ch Dingestow
5m 56ch Elms Bridge Halt
6m 34ch Raglan
6m 43ch Raglan Footpath
7m 59ch Raglan Road Crossing Halt
8m 52ch Llandenny
9m 66ch Cefntilla Halt
Usk Tunnel
12m 04ch Usk
River Usk
14m 28ch ROF Glascoed
14m 48ch Glascoed Halt
Welsh Marches Line
16m 12ch Little Mill Junction
Pontypool Road
Ross and Monmouth Railway
Hereford, Ross and
Gloucester Railway
0m 0ch Ross-on-Wye
Hereford, Ross and
Gloucester Railway
3m 12ch Walford Halt
4m 10ch Kerne Bridge
River Wye
Lydbrook tunnel
River Wye
Severn and Wye Railway
5m 40ch Lydbrook Junction
Symonds Yat tunnel
7m 50ch Symonds Yat
Herefordshire, England
Monmouthshire, Wales
border
10m 59ch Hadnock Halt
12m 31ch Monmouth Mayhill
Wye Valley Railway
and Coleford Railway
River Wye
13m 10ch Monmouth Troy
Coleford, Monmouth, Usk
and Pontypool Railway

Monmouth Troy was one of the two former stations at Monmouth. It was built in 1857 by the Coleford, Monmouth, Usk and Pontypool Railway and was used by several other branch lines as the local rail network expanded. The station closed in January 1964 following the closure of the last two lines to the station, the Wye Valley Railway and the Ross and Monmouth Railway.

History[edit]

Monmouth Troy was built for the Coleford, Monmouth, Usk and Pontypool Railway near to Troy House, and opened on 12 October 1857. It was the largest of the two stations in Monmouth,[1] the other station being Monmouth Mayhill. The Ross & Monmouth Railway found its way to Monmouth Troy in 1874 followed shortly by the Wye Valley Railway in 1876, the Coleford Railway came later in 1883.

The Coleford Railway closed in 1917; The Coleford, Monmouth, Usk and Pontypool Railway withdrew passenger services in 1955, followed by freight services on 12 October 1957. The Wye Valley Railway and Ross and Monmouth Railway struggled on until 1959 when both railways were served with a closure notice and withdrew passenger services. Freight Services on both lines to Monmouth Troy were continued until January 1964. Monmouth Troy station officially closed to rail services on 5 January 1964. If Monmouth had remained a county town it would have been the first county town in Britain to lose all its railway services.[1]

Goods yard[edit]

Monmouth Troy also had a large goods yard; this was constructed at the same time of the station and outlived it by nine months until October 1964 when its non-rail depot closed.[1]

Tunnel[edit]

The short tunnel directly to the west of the station that took the railway beneath Gibraltar Hill was called Monmouth Troy tunnel. It was 140 yards (130 m) long. It is sometimes confused with the A40 road tunnel going under the same hill named Gibraltar Tunnel.[2]

Monmouth Troy today[edit]

During the construction of a building estate which would have destroyed the derelict station building, the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway bought it and moved the building stone by stone from Monmouth and re-built it on the restored railway. Re-construction at Winchcombe on the restored line began in 1987 and was completed in 1999, the station is now known as Winchcombe railway station.[1] [3]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Wyesham Halt   Wye Valley Railway
British Railways
  Terminus
Wyesham Halt   Coleford Railway
Great Western Railway
  Terminus
Terminus   Coleford, Monmouth, Usk and Pontypool Railway
British Railways
  Dingestow
Monmouth Mayhill   Ross and Monmouth Railway
British Railways
  Terminus

See also[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Also used by the Wye Valley Railway, Ross and Monmouth Railway and Coleford Railway.
  2. ^ All lines except the Ross and Monmouth Railway were acquired by the Great Western Railway before the Railways Act 1921.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d B. M. Handley and R. Dingwall, The Wye Valley Railway and the Coleford Branch, 1982, ISBN 0-85361-530-6
  2. ^ Stanley C Jenkins, The Ross, Monmouth and Pontypool Road Line, revised second edition 2009, ISBN 978-0-85361-692-4
  3. ^ "Chronology". Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°48′10″N 2°42′49″W / 51.8029°N 2.7135°W / 51.8029; -2.7135