Truthall Halt railway station

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Truthall Halt
SDJR Peckett 0-4-0ST Kilmersdon - Truthall Halt.jpg
The restored station taken from the road bridge to the South in May 2018.
Location
Coordinates50°07′15″N 5°17′01″W / 50.1209°N 5.2837°W / 50.1209; -5.2837Coordinates: 50°07′15″N 5°17′01″W / 50.1209°N 5.2837°W / 50.1209; -5.2837
Operations
Platforms1
History
3 July 1905Opened
July 1906Renamed Truthall Platform
5 November 1962Closed
16 March 2017Reopens[1]
Stations on heritage railways in the United Kingdom
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A latecomer to the passenger facilities on the Helston branch, Truthall Halt was opened on 3 July 1905, at a location about one and three-quarters miles (2.8 km) north of Helston;[2] it served the village of Trannack and also Truthall Manor. It was renamed Truthall Platform in July 1906 and reverted to Truthall Halt in the 1960s. Some tickets referred to it as Truthall Bridge Halt.[3] It had a single platform 84 feet long on the down side of the line, though it was shortened later to about 50 feet.[4]

Truthall Halt was the first stop on the line from Helston. It was a short platform with an iconic "Pagoda" style shelter.

History[edit]

Truthall Halt opened as such but changed its name to Truthall Platform in July 1906; it closed with this name on 5 November 1962.[5] The station has held three different names – Truthall Platform, Truthall Halt and Truthall Bridge Halt – although the last one was only referred to in ticketing.

In 2016–17, the platform was rebuilt and re-opened in March 2017.[6]

On 9 February 2019, Truthall Halt and the Helston Railway won the Heritage Railway Association Annual Award for Small Groups for the work in restoring Truthall[7].

Restoration[edit]

Truthall Halt in 2017

The platform has been rebuilt by the Helston Railway as their third station along the line. The halt has been restored in its original two coach length with as many original features as possible [8] including a replica of the GWR Pagoda shelter has been built new from photos and original drawings of the shelter.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jones, Robin, ed. (February 2018). "Cornwall's Truthall Halt reappears from the past". Heritage Railway. No. 238. Horncastle: Mortons Media. p. 10. ISSN 1466-3562.
  2. ^ "Helston Branch - Cornwall Railway Society". Cornwallrailwaysociety.org.uk. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Photo of a ticket from Truthall Bridge Halt to Helston". www.cornwallrailwaysociety.org.uk. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  4. ^ Cornwall Railway Stations, Mike Oakley, 2009, Dovecote Press, Wimborne Minster, ISBN 978-1-904-34968-6
  5. ^ "Cornwall railway society webpage". Cornwallrailwaysociety.org.uk. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Helston Railway website photos November 2016". Helstonrailway.co.uk. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  7. ^ https://www.hra.uk.com/2019-awards-winners-and-short-lists/
  8. ^ "Helston Railway Info page". Helstonrailway.org. Retrieved 17 February 2017.


Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Nancegollan   Great Western Railway
Helston Railway
  Helston