Raydon Wood railway station

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Raydon Wood
Location
Place Raydon
Area Suffolk
Operations
Original company Eastern Union & Hadleigh Junction Railway[1]
Pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Platforms 1
History
2 Sep 1847 Opened as Raydon[1]
1 Oct 1895 Renamed Raydon Wood
29 Feb 1932 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Raydon Wood railway station was a station in Suffolk, on a short branch line from Bentley Junction to Hadleigh. There was a goods shed on a passing loop which included a small siding on the south side of the station at the Bentley end.[2]

Together with Capel it was extensively used for handling supplies in World War II for a nearby United States Army Air Forces base,[2] later known as RAF Raydon.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Hadleigh
Line and station closed
  Great Eastern Railway
Hadleigh Railway
  Capel
Line and station closed

The line opened in 1847 and closed to passenger traffic in 1932, with freight services lingering on until 1965.

The station building still stands and is in use as a coal merchant's depot.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, R. V. J. (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 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  2. ^ a b Mitchell, Vic (June 2011). Branch Lines to Harwich and Hadleigh. Midhurst: Middleton Press. plan XII. ISBN 978 1 908174 02 4. 

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Coordinates: 52°01′26″N 1°00′08″E / 52.0238°N 1.0021°E / 52.0238; 1.0021