Wincanton railway station
|Pre-grouping||Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway|
|Post-grouping||SR and LMSR |
Southern Region of British Railways
|7 March 1966||Closed|
|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
Sited on a double line stretch of the S&D, the station had two platforms with a station building. A goods yard, controlled from a signal box on platform one, gave access to sidings for the use of the horses from the local racecourse. The Cow & Gate creamery and dairy products factory had its own sidings, providing access for milk trains.
The station was opened in November 1861 by the London and South Western Railway as part of the Dorset Central Railway. The station was transferred to the Southern Railway at the Grouping of 1923, becoming part of the Southern Region of British Railways when the railways were nationalised in 1947. The station was closed when the S&DJR closed on 7 March 1966.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
Line closed, station open
|Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway
LSWR and Midland Railways
Line and station closed