Charlton Marshall Halt

Station opened - 5th July 1928

Station closed to all traffic - 17th September 1956

Grid Ref: 195 ST 898040

This two platform halt was built to serve the local village, being of very simple concrete construction. There was no shelter for passengers, and access to the platforms was by short paths from the adjacent road bridge. The halt only survived for 28 years before official closure in 1956.
This section of line had a speed limit of 70mph and was well known for fast running, some locomotive drivers often exceeding this official limit.

4-4-0 No. 15 at Charlton Marshall
From a painting by Victor Welch
4-4-0 No.15 at Charlton Marshall.

Incidentally, I have been told that the old 13 foot concrete station name sign is now located at the Flight Refuelling Model Engineers rail circuit, Merley.

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