Talk:Hereford railway station

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I'd like to begin expanding this article to include more information about the actual railway station and (to an extent) its surroundings. I believe that the information about the history of the railway is of value, but this is the wrong place for it. This article is titled "Hereford railway station", not "History of Herefordshire railways", which is why I will be creating a new article with that name and moving the information over there. This page isn't exactly popular so I don't expect much of a discussion on this -- this is just advance warning of something I will be doing! TwixWrapper 16:03, 25 August 2006 (UTC)

In the long-run, it may be better to write articles on all the railway companies mentioned in this article if they don't already exist. Our Phellap 17:43, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
Why not simply "Railways in Herefordshire"? Simply south 13:21, 12 December 2006 (UTC)
Look at what is currently happening with the articles for the Railways in Scotland. Separate articles are being gradulally produced for each of the original (Historic) railway companies in Scotland - for example Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway, Glasgow Central Railway and Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway. 16:23, 12 December 2006 (UTC)
This is an article on the railway station at Hereford, it would be the same thing as deleting the article for Danescourt railway station and writing an article on the history of the Cardiff City Line.. basically what i'm trying to say is, just make an entirely new article rather than merging another.

I've wanted to do this article for a couple of weeks and since the original user hasn't returned I went ahead with my own description of the building. I assumed that there was agreement on a name for the history article so I've moved it to Railways in Hereford. I'm not a train person so perhaps someone could look over the language I've used (is "siding" the right word for that kind of platform?). Ta. WindsorFan 21:25, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

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Post Grouping[edit]

For post-grouping it says the company was the Shrewsbury & Hereford Railway. Surely this was a GWR owned site (or even joint owned going by the text?) However I am unsure which it is, but it must have been grouped as it was later nationalised? The joy of all things (talk) 20:19, 17 March 2016 (UTC)

@The joy of all things: Hereford Barr's Court (as it then was) was a S&HR station from the outset. The S&HR became a joint railway in 1862, initially GWR, LNWR and WMR but after the WMR amalgamated with the GWR, the S&HR formally became GWR/LNWR joint property in 1870. Joint railways were, for the most part, not explicitly named in the Railways Act 1921 (the Portpatrick and Wigtownshire Joint Railway was the only notable exception), and so (British law working on the principle that if something isn't actually written down, you don't have to do it) the S&HR continued as before - except that one of its co-owners was now the LMS. The Transport Act 1947 did name the S&HR (along with about forty other joint railways) in the Third Schedule ("Bodies whose Undertakings are Transferred to Commission"), about a third of the way down page 146, so it certainly still existed at the time that the Act was passed (6 August 1947), and it's extremely likely that the situation was the same on 31 December 1947. Having been explicitly named in the Transport Act 1947, it couldn't escape nationalisation. --Redrose64 (talk) 00:21, 18 March 2016 (UTC)
You see - every day is a learning day. Thanks for the info. The joy of all things (talk) 19:23, 18 March 2016 (UTC)