High Westwood railway station

High Westwood railway station served the village of High Westwood, County Durham, England from 1909 to 1942 on the Derwent Valley Railway.

High Westwood
High Westwood station site geograph-3676706-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
The site of the station, looking west towards Blackhall, in 2000
General information
LocationHigh Westwood, County Durham
England
Coordinates54°53′57″N 1°49′17″W / 54.8992°N 1.8214°W / 54.8992; -1.8214Coordinates: 54°53′57″N 1°49′17″W / 54.8992°N 1.8214°W / 54.8992; -1.8214
Grid referenceNZ115560
Platforms2
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyNorth Eastern Railway
Post-groupingLNER
Key dates
1 July 1909 (1909-07-01)Opened
4 May 1942Closed to passengers
11 November 1963 (1963-11-11)Closed to goods

HistoryEdit

The station opened on 1 July 1909 by the North Eastern Railway. The station was situated at the end of a track running from Derwent Crescent. The platforms were made of timber and it was on a hill above the village. The station was the first on the line to close; it closed to passengers on 4 May 1942 while the other stations survived[1][2] and closed to goods traffic on 11 November 1963.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Disused Stations: High Westwood". Disused Stations. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  2. ^ "RAILSCOT - North Eastern Railway - Lanchester Railway Extension". Railscot. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Site of High Westwood station © Ben Brooksbank cc-by-sa/2.0 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland". Geograph. Retrieved 27 February 2021.

External linksEdit

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Lintz Green
Line and station closed
  North Eastern Railway
Derwent Valley Railway
  Ebchester
Line and station closed