Rowden Mill railway station
Open day, August 1997
|Original company||Leominster and Bromyard Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|1 September 1897||Station opened|
|15 September 1952||Station closed|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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Opened as part of the final section of the Worcester, Bromyard and Leominster Railway, the railway was bought out of bankcruptcy by the Great Western Railway in 1888, who completed the line in 1897.
Post the Second World War, and with the greater use of the motorbus and private cars, traffic on the line fell considerably. Unstaffed as a station from September 1949, the line closed to regular passenger services on 15 September 1952.
On 26 April 1958 a special train organised by the Stephenson Locomotive Society ran from Worcester via Bromyard to Leominster, calling in at Rowden Mill, Fencote and Steens Bridge. The 50 society members/passengers rode on the last train that would run on the complete track before it was removed. The Worcester to Bromyard section, kept open for the storage of disused and soon to be scrapped railway wagons, was closed under the Beeching Axe in 1964.
Rowden Mill was bought and restored from 1984, as a private residence. Later sections of the track either side of station were reinstalled, on which are presently housed various Wickham self-propelled trolleys, some carriages and goods wagons. At private gatherings, the stock is propelled along the line, while the site is opened occasionally for public access and viewing, but without operational trains. In March 1989, Rowden Mill received the British Rail Award in the Ian Allan Publishing Railway Heritage Awards for the Best Renovated Non-Working station.
- "The Worcester, Bromyard & Leominster Railway". Herefordshire County Council. Retrieved 2012-06-13.
- Leslie Oppitz. "The Lost Railway". BBC Hereford and Worcester. Retrieved 2012-06-13.
- "Bromyard to Leominster". Geoff Pages. Retrieved 2012-06-13.
- Leslie Oppitz. "Westwards from Worcester". BBC Hereford and Worcester. Retrieved 2012-06-13.
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- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2004). Worcester to Hereford. Middleton Press. figs. 32-33. ISBN 9781904474388. OCLC 862604858.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
Line and station closed
|Great Western Railway
Worcester, Bromyard and Leominster Railway
Line and station closed