Silverdale (Staffordshire) railway station

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Silverdale
Location
Place Silverdale, Staffordshire
Area Newcastle-under-Lyme
Coordinates 53°01′02″N 2°16′33″W / 53.0172°N 2.2757°W / 53.0172; -2.2757Coordinates: 53°01′02″N 2°16′33″W / 53.0172°N 2.2757°W / 53.0172; -2.2757
Grid reference SJ816467
Operations
Original company North Staffordshire Railway
Post-grouping
Platforms 2
History
May 1863 Opened
2 March 1964 Closed to passengers
9 January 1967 Closed to goods
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Silverdale railway station was a railway station that served the village of Silverdale, Staffordshire, England. It was opened by the North Staffordshire Railway in 1863 and closed to passengers in 1964.[1]

In its later years, the station was used by staff operating trains to and from the adjacent colliery. For this purpose, a large rail loader was built.[2]

Today, only the restored platforms are still in place. The station building has been rebuilt at the Apedale Heritage Centre.[2]

On 21 August 2009, work on Silverdale station platforms was observed with brickwork being repaired or repointed and they have now been restored as part of a railway footpath to Newcastle-U-Lyme.

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Brickwork under repair on the platform
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Keele   North Staffordshire Railway
Stoke-Market Drayton Line
  Crown Street Halt

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christiansen, Rex; Miller, R. W. (1971). The North Staffordshire Railway. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. ISBN 0-7153-5121-4. 
  2. ^ a b Ballantyne, Hugh (2005). British Railways Past & Present: North Staffordshire and the Trent Valley. Past & Present Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-85895-204-2. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2014). Branch Lines around Market Drayton. West Sussex: Middleton Press. figs. 77-86. ISBN 9781908174673. OCLC 913791564.