Montgomery railway station

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Montgomery
Location
Place Montgomery
Area Powys
Coordinates 52°34′25″N 3°10′31″W / 52.5735°N 3.1752°W / 52.5735; -3.1752Coordinates: 52°34′25″N 3°10′31″W / 52.5735°N 3.1752°W / 52.5735; -3.1752
Grid reference SO204979
Operations
Original company Oswestry and Newtown Railway
Pre-grouping Cambrian Railways
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
10 June 1861 (1861-06-10) Station opened
14 June 1965 (1965-06-14) Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Montgomery railway station served the small town of Montgomery, Powys, Wales between 1861 and 1965.

History[edit]

The Oswestry and Newtown Railway (O&NR) was authorised in 1855,[1] and opened in stages.[2] The final section, between Welshpool and Abermule, opened on 10 June 1861,[3] and one of the stations opened that day was Montgomery.[4]

The station was 40 14 miles (64.8 km) from Whitchurch,[5] between Forden and Abermule[6] and was situated more than 1 mile (1.6 km) from the town of Montgomery.[5] It had two platforms which were slightly staggered, and the station building was on the northern side; there were also a signal box and goods shed.[5]

In June 1864, the O&NR amalgamated with several other companies to form the Cambrian Railways.[7] As part of the 1923 Grouping, the Cambrian amalgamated with the Great Western Railway.[8]

The station was closed by British Railways on 14 June 1965, along with many other wayside stations on the route (as a result of the Beeching Axe}.[4] Much of the infrastructure survived after closure however, including the signal box, eastbound platform, goods shed and main station buildings. The box was decommissioned and removed (along with the passing loop here) in the early 1970s, but the other structures still stand today: the main building is a private house and the goods shed is in commercial use).[9]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kidner 1992, p. 11.
  2. ^ Kidner 1992, pp. 13, 15.
  3. ^ Kidner 1992, p. 15.
  4. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 162.
  5. ^ a b c Kidner 1992, p. 100.
  6. ^ Conolly 1976, p. 14, section B2.
  7. ^ Kidner 1992, pp. 18, 21.
  8. ^ Railway Clerks' Association 1922, pp. 11, 67.
  9. ^ Disused Stations - Montgomery Disused Stations Site Record; Retrieved 31 July 2017

References[edit]

  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  • Conolly, W. Philip (January 1976). British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas and Gazetteer (5th ed.). Shepperton: Ian Allan. ISBN 0-7110-0320-3. EX/0176. 
  • Kidner, R.W. (1992) [1954]. The Cambrian Railways. The Oakwood Library of Railway History (2nd ed.). Headington: Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-85361-439-3. OL55. 
  • Railway Clerks' Association (1922). The Reorganisation of British Railways: The Railways Act, 1921 (3rd ed.). London: Gray's Inn Press. 

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External links[edit]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Forden
Line open, station closed
  Cambrian Railways
Oswestry and Newtown Railway
  Abermule
Line open, station closed