Sandsfoot Castle Halt railway station

Sandsfoot Castle Halt was a small railway station on the Portland Branch Railway between Weymouth and Portland in Dorset.

Sandsfoot Castle railway station

StationEdit

Opened on 1 August 1932, it was part of a scheme that saw several halts to counter road competition. Services were provided by railmotors, carriages equipped with driving ends and their own small steam engine. The station closed with the branch in 1952.

Site todayEdit

The remains of the timber platform are located on the Rodwell Trail, a popular local walk.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  • R.V.J. Butt (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1 85260 508 1.
  • J.H. Lucking (1968). Railways of Dorset. Railway Correspondence and Travel Society.

NotesEdit

External linksEdit

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Rodwell
Line and station closed
  GWR and LSWR
Portland Branch Railway
  Wyke Regis Halt
Line and station closed

Coordinates: 50°35′48″N 2°27′41″W / 50.5967°N 2.4615°W / 50.5967; -2.4615