Wingham Colliery railway station

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Wingham Colliery
Location
Place Wingham
Area Dover (district)
Operations
Pre-grouping East Kent Light Railway
Platforms 1
History
16 October 1916 Opened
30 October 1948 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Wingham Colliery railway station was a railway station on the East Kent Light Railway in southeast England. It was intended to serve Wingham Colliery, a short distance to the south, but the mine was aborted without producing any coal. The railway then tried to develop a passenger business, extending the line towards Wingham Town with the long-term aim of reaching Canterbury, but ran out of money before they did so.

Today there is little trace of the station or the railway, other than a line of trees that follow the course of the old trackbed and define the edge of a field. The station buildings consisted of two small wooden structures on the north side of the track that were moved to Wingham Town when it was built; the site has now been landscaped into the field.

History[edit]

It opened on 16 October 1916 and closed to passenger traffic on 30 October 1948. Wingham Colliery was not developed beyond a 50-foot shaft.[1]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Staple   16 October 1916 to 1920
East Kent Light Railway
  Terminus
Staple   1920 to 31 December 1947
East Kent Light Railway
  Wingham Town
Staple   1 January 1948 to
30 October 1948
Southern Region
  Wingham Town

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vic Mitchell, Keith Smith (1989). The East Kent Light Railway. Midhurst, Sussex, UK: Middleton Press. ISBN 0-906520-61-4. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°16′6″N 1°13′30″E / 51.26833°N 1.22500°E / 51.26833; 1.22500