Pant Glas railway station

Pant Glas was a railway station opened by the LNWR in Pant Glas, Gwynedd, Wales, serving a sparsely populated rural area. Custom was never heavy, leading to goods services being withdrawn in 1952 and the station being closed in 1957,[6] though traffic continued to pass through until the line closed on 7 December 1964 as recommended in the Beeching Report.

Pant Glas
Pant Glas railway station in 2007.jpg
Remains of the station in 1999
General information
LocationGwynedd
Wales
Coordinates53°00′00″N 4°16′58″W / 53.0001°N 4.2828°W / 53.0001; -4.2828Coordinates: 53°00′00″N 4°16′58″W / 53.0001°N 4.2828°W / 53.0001; -4.2828
Grid referenceSH 468 471
Platforms1[1]
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyLondon and North Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
June 1872Opened as "Pant Glas Siding"[2]
1912Renamed "Pant Glas"
7 January 1957Closed[3][4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mitchell & Smith 2010, Photos 60-62 & Map XVI.
  2. ^ Quick 2009, p. 304.
  3. ^ The station, via Disused Stations
  4. ^ Butt 1995, p. 180.
  5. ^ Turner 2003, pp. 7 & 8.
  6. ^ Rear 2012, p. 39.

SourcesEdit

  • Butt, R. V. J. (October 1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. OL 11956311M.
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2010). Bangor to Portmadoc: Including Three Llanberis Lines. Country Railway Routes. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 978-1-906008-72-7.
  • Quick, Michael (2009) [2001]. Railway passenger stations in Great Britain: a chronology (4th ed.). Oxford: Railway & Canal Historical Society. ISBN 978-0-901461-57-5. OCLC 612226077.
  • Rear, W.G. (2012). Caernarvon & the Lines from Afonwen & Llanberis: 28: Scenes from the Past Railways of North Wales. Nottingham: Book Law Publications. ISBN 9-781907-094781.
  • Turner, Alun (2003). Gwynedd's Lost Railways. Catrine, Ayrshire: Stenlake Publishing. ISBN 9781840332599.

Further materialEdit

  • Clemens, Jim (2003) [1959-67]. North Wales Steam Lines No. 6 (DVD). Uffington, Shropshire: B&R Video Productions. BRVP No 79.
  • Dunn, J.M. (September 1958). Cooke, B.W.C. (ed.). "The Afonwen Line-1". The Railway Magazine. London: Tothill Press Limited. 104 (689).

External linksEdit

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Penygroes
Line and Station closed
  Carnarvonshire Railway   Brynkir
Line and Station closed