Standon Bridge railway station

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Standon Bridge
Location
Place Standon
Area Stafford
Coordinates 52°54′48″N 2°15′31″W / 52.9134°N 2.2587°W / 52.9134; -2.2587Coordinates: 52°54′48″N 2°15′31″W / 52.9134°N 2.2587°W / 52.9134; -2.2587
Grid reference SJ826351
Operations
Original company Grand Junction Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
History
1837 Station opens
4 February 1952 Station 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

Standon Bridge railway station was a railway station in Standon, approximately 4 miles west of Stone, Staffordshire. The station closed on 4 February 1952, the same day as Whitmore railway station 4 miles further north.

The station is close to Mill Meece Pumping Station, an early 20th-century preserved steam-powered water pumping station built by Staffordshire Potteries Waterworks Company. During installation of a second steam engine in 1926-7, parts were delivered to Standon Bridge railway station and transferred by horse and cart to the pumping station.

The station is also near to Swynnerton Army training camp, a large former Royal Ordnance Factory.


Preceding station National Rail Historical railways Following station
Norton Bridge
Line open, station closed
  London and North Western Railway
Grand Junction Railway
  Whitmore
Line open, station closed

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