Strand Road Halt railway station

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Strand Road Halt
Map BWHA Railway.jpg
Map showing the position of Causeway Crossing Halt
Location
PlaceBideford
AreaTorridge
Coordinates51°01′15″N 4°12′26″W / 51.020876°N 4.207313°W / 51.020876; -4.207313Coordinates: 51°01′15″N 4°12′26″W / 51.020876°N 4.207313°W / 51.020876; -4.207313
Grid referenceSS452269
Operations
Original companyBideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway
Pre-groupingBritish Electric Traction
History
20 May 1901Opened[1][2]
28 March 1917Closed[3]
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

Strand Road Halt was a minor railway station or halt/request stop in north Devon, England, close to Bideford, on the Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway, serving the outskirts of the town.[4] It lay 0 mile and 32 chains from Bideford Quay.[5]

History[edit]

The halt lay close to the "Yard" with its sidings, carriage shed and engine shed.[6] The name was often shortened to The Strand.[5]

Infrastructure[edit]

The halt had no freight facilities. A platform does not appear to have been provided and as a request stop passengers had to clearly indicate that the train should halt.[7] A single storey signal box was present with home semaphore signals.[6]

Micro history[edit]

Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway
Appledore
Lovers' Lane Halt
Richmond Road Halt
Northam
Beach Road
Westward Ho!
Cornborough
Abbotsham Road
Kenwith Castle Halt
Causeway
The Lane Halt
Locomotive shed
Strand Road Halt
Bideford Quay
Bideford

In January 1901, the first train, with one carriage, ran from Bideford to Northam carrying a few friends of the Directors.[8]

The fare from Bideford Quay to The Strand Halt was 1d.[9]


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
The Lane
Line and station closed
  Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway   Bideford Quay
Line and station closed

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jenkins 1993, p. 44.
  2. ^ Baxter & Baxter 1980, p. 8.
  3. ^ Jenkins 1993, p. 123.
  4. ^ Jenkins 1993, p. 110.
  5. ^ a b Jenkins 1993, p. 62.
  6. ^ a b Baxter & Baxter 1980, p. 34.
  7. ^ Jenkins 1993, p. 89.
  8. ^ Baxter & Baxter 1980, p. 6.
  9. ^ Jenkins 1993, p. 79.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Baxter, Julia; Baxter, Jonathan (1980). The Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway 1901–1917. H J Chard & Sons. ISBN 0-9507330-1-6.
  • Christie, Peter (1995). North Devon History. The Lazarus Press. ISBN 1-898546-08-8.
  • Garner, Rod (2008). The Bideford, Westward Ho! & Appledore Railway. Pub. Kestrel Railway Books. ISBN 978-1-905505-09-8.
  • Griffith, Roger (1969). The Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway. School project and personal communications. Bideford Museum.
  • Jenkins, Stanley C. (1993). The Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway. Oxford: Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-85361-452-0.
  • Stuckey, Douglas (1962). The Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway 1901-1917. Pub. West Country Publications.

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