Caldon Low Halt railway station
|Caldon Lowe Halt|
|Original company||North Staffordshire Railway|
|Post-grouping||London Midland and Scottish Railway|
|1 July 1905||Opened|
|30 September 1935||Closed|
|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
Construction and openingEdit
The station was on the NSR Waterhouses branch line from Leekbrook Junction to Waterhouses. The single line branch was authorised on 1 March 1899 by the Leek, Caldon Low, and Hartington Light Railways Order, 1898. and construction took until 1905.
The station was solely for the use of workmen from the nearby Caldon Low quarries, and their families. There were no goods facilities, just a single wooden platform for passengers with an old coach body to act as an waiting room. The halt a request stop and was unstaffed with passengers paying for their tickets at their destination. The only exception to this was on Leek market days when a porter from Waterhouses would walk to Caldon Low to issue tickets.
The branch line was never a financial success and the halt closed on 30 September 1935 when passenger services on the line were withdrawn.
|Preceding station||Historical railways||Following station|
|Waterhouses||North Staffordshire Railway
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- Christiansen & Miller (1971), p. 304.
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- Jeuda (2014), p. 154.
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- Christiansen & Miller (1971), p. 258.
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