Oldwoods Halt railway station

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Oldwoods Halt & Siding
Location
Place Old Woods
Area Shropshire
Coordinates 52°46′39″N 2°48′34″W / 52.7776°N 2.8094°W / 52.7776; -2.8094Coordinates: 52°46′39″N 2°48′34″W / 52.7776°N 2.8094°W / 52.7776; -2.8094
Grid reference SJ454203
Operations
Original company Great Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
3 July 1933 Station opens
12 September 1960 Closed to passengers
6 April 1964 Closed to goods[1]
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Oldwoods Halt was a minor station located north of Shrewsbury on the GWR’s Paddington to Birkenhead Woodside main line. It was opened in the nineteen thirties as part of the GWR's halt construction programme, aimed at combatting growing competition from bus services. Today the route is part of the Shrewsbury to Chester line. Nothing now remains of the halt although the area of the adjacent goods siding/s can still be seen on the west side of the line.

Historical Services[edit]

Express train did not call at Oldwoods Halt, only local services.

According to the Official Handbook of Stations the following classes of traffic were being handled at this station in 1956: G*, and there was a 15 cwt crane.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clinker, C.R., (1978) Clinker’s Register of Closed Stations, Avon Anglia ISBN 0-905466-19-5
  2. ^ 1956, Official Handbook of Stations, British Transport Commission

Neighbouring stations[edit]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Leaton   Great Western Railway
Shrewsbury to Chester Line
  Baschurch

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