Windmill End railway station

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Windmill End
Location
Place Darby End
Area Dudley
Coordinates 52°29′28″N 2°04′08″W / 52.4912°N 2.0688°W / 52.4912; -2.0688Coordinates: 52°29′28″N 2°04′08″W / 52.4912°N 2.0688°W / 52.4912; -2.0688
Grid reference SO953881
Operations
Original company Great Western Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
History
1 March 1878 Opened[1]
15 June 1964 Closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Windmill End railway station was a station on the former Great Western Railway's Bumble Hole Line between Blowers Green and Old Hill.

It opened in 1878, was destaffed in 1952 and closed in 1964.[1][2] Its name was immortalised in that year as the closing words of the song "Slow Train" by Flanders and Swann. The railway, however, remained open for another four years.

The site of the railway and the station had been obliterated by the end of the 1970s. It has now been largely reclaimed by nature.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Station Name: Windmill End Halt". Disused Stations. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Windmill End Halt". Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2007). Stourbridge to Wolverhampton. West Sussex: Middleton Press. figs. 33-37. ISBN 9781906008161. OCLC 261924375. 
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Baptist End   Great Western Railway
Later British Rail
Bumble Hole Line (1878-1964)
  Darby End