Station opened - 3rd February 1862. (As Evercreech)
Evercreech Junction - 20th July 1874
Station closed to goods - 29th November 1965.
Station closed to passengers - 7th March 1966.
Grid ref: 183 ST 639366
|This is where the branch to
Burnham and Bridgwater left the main line
to Bath. The actual junction was situated just to
the north of the station.
The station itself consisted of two platforms with stone
buildings. The small goods yard was situated behind the down platform and
consisted of cattle pens, a small shed and two cranes.
The station area and goods yard was controlled by the 'South' Signal Box. This was built of brick and timber and was quite tall to give a good view over the adjacent footbridge. It had 26 levers and was located at the southern end of the up platform next to the level crossing.
Just to the north of the station area on the
up side of the line was a large six siding marshalling yard. Immediately
after this was the actual junction.
The Junction and entrance to both the marshalling yard and 'new sidings' was controlled by the 32 lever 'North' Signal Box situated near the throat of the junction itself. There were numerous sidings just to the north and south of the junction, and between the diverging lines was a 56 ft turntable and locomotive facilities.
Copyright © Kevin Clapcott
Most recent revision Friday August 10, 2007