Salvation Army Halt railway station

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Salvation Army Halt
Salvation Army Halt.jpg
Platform remains on the Alban Way.
Location
Place St Albans
Area City and District of St Albans, Hertfordshire
Grid reference TL163071
Operations
Pre-grouping GNR
Post-grouping LNER
London Midland Region of British Railways
Platforms 1
History
Key dates Opened 1 November 1897
Closed 1 October 1951
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal
Railway stations in St Albans
Midland Main Line
to The North
St Albans City
St Albans Abbey
St Albans (London Road)
Park Street
Sanders Siding
Abbey Line
to Watford Junction
Salvation Army Halt
Hertfordshire County
Mental Hospital
Hill End
Hatfield to St Albans Line
Midland Main Line
to London St. Pancras

Salvation Army Halt railway station was initially a private non-timetabled halt for the staff of Messrs Sander & Sons which had established an orchid-growing business in the Camp district of St Albans. A private siding (known as "Sander's Sidings") also led directly to the firm's greenhouses, enabling the swift dispatch of orchids to the market. The halt was also used by Salvation Army personnel working at the Army's printing works on Campfield Road, and it was from this that the halt obtained its name.[1][2]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
St Albans
(London Road)
  Great Northern Railway
Hatfield and St Albans Railway
  Hill End

References[edit]

  1. ^ Salvation Army Halt from Subterranea Britannica
  2. ^ Henry Sander's Orchid Business

Coordinates: 51°45′01″N 0°18′59″W / 51.7504°N 0.3164°W / 51.7504; -0.3164