- Ogbourne railway station
Ogbourne Location Place Ogbourne St George Area Wiltshire Coordinates Coordinates: Operations Original company Midland and South Western Junction Railway Pre-grouping Midland and South Western Junction Railway Post-grouping Great Western Railway Platforms 2 History 27 July 1881 Station opens 1961 Station closes 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
Ogbourne railway station was on the Midland and South Western Junction Railway in Wiltshire. The station opened on 27 July 1881 on the Swindon Town to Marlborough section of the Swindon, Marlborough and Andover Railway. In 1883, a northwards extension, the Swindon and Cheltenham Extension Railway, opened from Swindon Town to Cirencester Watermoor, with further northward extension to a junction with the Great Western Railway's Cheltenham to Banbury at Andoversford opening in 1891, enabling through trains from the Midlands to the south, through Ogbourne. The SM&AR and the S&CER had in 1884 amalgamated to form the M&SWJR.
Ogbourne was sited on a curved section of track to the north of the village of Ogbourne St George. The station had a passing loop on the single track line and this loop was lengthened by troops during the Second World War to handle the very long trains and considerable movements on this railway that military activity brought.
There was also a siding at Ogbourne St. Andrew used by the nearby horse stables.
As a whole, traffic on the M&SWJR fell steeply after the Second World War and the line closed to passengers in 1961, with goods facilities withdrawn from this section of the line at the same time. The over-bridge formed a dangerous choke point on the road and was removed in 1964. No trace of the station now remains, the Swindon to Marlborough A346 road having been realigned to run on the former railway route in 1969/1970. The road now passes over what was the station forecourt and the small freight yard which included a loading dock for local cattle which were herded down the village highstreet on route to Swindon market.
Preceding station Disused railways Following station Chiseldon Camp Halt Midland and South Western Junction Railway
Swindon & Cheltenham Extension Railway
- ^ Mike Oakley (2004). Wiltshire Railway Stations. Wimborne: Dovecote Press. ISBN 1904349331.
- ^ "The Village of Ogbourne St. George, Wiltshire, England". 2008. http://ogbournestgeorge.org.uk/history/historical-photographs/street-scene/. Retrieved 2 September 2009.
Closed railway stations in WiltshireMidford Halt · Monkton Combe · Limpley StokeSemington Halt · · Seend · Bromham and Rowde Halt · Devizes · Pans Lane HaltPatney and Chirton · Woodborough · Manningford Halt · Wootton Rivers Halt · Savernake Low LevelStratton · Stanton · Hannington · HighworthOaksey Halt · Minety and Ashton Keynes · PurtonLacock Halt · Beanacre Halt · Broughton Gifford Halt · Holt Junction · Staverton HaltBulford · Amesbury · Newton TonyHullavington · Little Somerford · Brinkworth · Great Somerford
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Collingbourne railway station — Collingbourne Location Place Collingbourne Ducis Area Wiltshire Operations Original company Swindon, Marlborough and Andover Railway … Wikipedia
Devizes railway station — Devizes Location Place Devizes Area Wiltshire Operations Line Devizes Branch Line … Wikipedia
Dauntsey railway station — Dauntsey Location Place Dauntsey Area Wiltshire Operations History Feb 1868 … Wikipedia
Corsham railway station — Corsham The station can be viewed from the footbridge Location Place … Wikipedia
Codford railway station — Codford The level crossing at Codford Location Place Codford … Wikipedia
Malmesbury railway station — Malmesbury The station in 1958 Location Place Malmesbury … Wikipedia
Downton railway station — Downton Location Place Downton Area Wiltshire … Wikipedia
Chiseldon railway station — [v · d · … Wikipedia
Cricklade railway station — was on the Midland and South Western Junction Railway in Wiltshire. The station opened on 18 December 1883 on the Swindon and Cheltenham Extension Railway line from Swindon Town to the temporary terminus at Cirencester Watermoor. The S CER line… … Wikipedia
Chiseldon Camp railway station — Chiseldon Camp Halt View from the site of Chiseldon Camp Halt towards the south Location Place … Wikipedia