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51.559417, -2.66456, Severn Beach
 
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'''To Avonmouth''': [[Severn Beach Signal Box]]<br>
 
'''To Avonmouth''': [[Severn Beach Signal Box]]<br>
'''To Severn Beach''': [[Ableton Lane Crossing]]
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'''To Pilning''': [[Ableton Lane Crossing]]
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
 
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The [[Avonmouth]] to [[Pilning]] line opened to freight on 5th February [[1900]]. The first '''Severn Beach''' station opened on this line on 5th June [[1922]] as an excursion platform, and fully opened with the commencement of passenger services on the line on 26th May [[1924]]. Through services between Avonmouth and Pilning commenced on 9th July [[1928]]. It closed to goods on 10th September [[1963]]. The Severn Beach to Pilning line  closed to passengers in November [[1964]] and completely in July [[1968]].
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== Track Plans ==
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Image:Severn Beach Track Plan 1988.jpg|A track plan of Severn Beach and surrounding area from 1988.
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== 1950s ==
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Image:57221.jpg|A view of the end of the station showing [[Ableton Lane Crossing]] protected by signals. ''&copy; [[:Category:Lens of Sutton|Lens of Sutton]]''
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Image:SevernBeach25.jpg|Small Prairie ''5514'' at Severn beach with a train for [[Temple Meads]].  ''&copy; [[:Category:Don W|Don W]]''
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Image:SevernBeach26.jpg|The same train viewed from the end of the platform. Empty coaching stock is stored on the carriage siding. ''&copy; [[:Category:Don W|Don W]]''
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Image:SevernBeach27.jpg|Another Small Prairie ''5529'' waits at the station. ''&copy; [[:Category:Don W|Don W]]''
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== 1970s ==
 
== 1970s ==
 
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Image:Ableton Lane Crossing.jpg|[[Ableton Lane Crossing]] as viewed from a train standing at Severn Beach station. ''&copy; [[:Category:Andy Kirkham|Andy Kirkham]]''
 
Image:Severn Beach20.jpg|The station building in 1972. '' &copy; [[:Category:Simon Whittingham|Simon Whittingham]]''
 
Image:Severn Beach20.jpg|The station building in 1972. '' &copy; [[:Category:Simon Whittingham|Simon Whittingham]]''
 
Image:Severn Beach1.jpg|This photo shows a [[Class 121|bubble car]] that has crashed through the buffers c.1977. It also gives a glimpse of the old station building. ''&copy; [[:Category:Mike P|Mike P'']]
 
Image:Severn Beach1.jpg|This photo shows a [[Class 121|bubble car]] that has crashed through the buffers c.1977. It also gives a glimpse of the old station building. ''&copy; [[:Category:Mike P|Mike P'']]
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Image:Severn Beach4.jpg|The sidings next to the station during the 70s. The fire service are attending a small bush fire. ''&copy; [[:Category:Mike P|Mike P'']]
 
Image:Severn Beach4.jpg|The sidings next to the station during the 70s. The fire service are attending a small bush fire. ''&copy; [[:Category:Mike P|Mike P'']]
 
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== 1980s ==
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Image:55033-2.jpg|[[55032|B133]] arrives at the station. The posts of the old station sign stand behind the newly installed one. ''&copy; [[:Category:Martin Potter|Martin Potter]]''
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== 2004 ==
 
== 2004 ==
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1.4.07
 
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Image:Severn Beach5.jpg|Approaching Severn Beach from the road.
 
Image:Severn Beach5.jpg|Approaching Severn Beach from the road.
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Image:Severn Beach15.jpg|A brook passes under the station.
 
Image:Severn Beach15.jpg|A brook passes under the station.
 
Image:Severn Beach16.jpg|This row of houses occupy the site of the old Severn Beach station building.
 
Image:Severn Beach16.jpg|This row of houses occupy the site of the old Severn Beach station building.
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== 2006 ==
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28.6.06
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Image:143603-9.jpg|[[143603]] picks up three passengers before returning to [[Temple Meads]] ''&copy; [[:Category:Dave Higson|Dave Higson]]
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Image:143603-12.jpg|The 9.50 to [[Temple Meads]] gets under way. ''&copy; [[:Category:Dave Higson|Dave Higson]]
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== 2008 ==
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Some photos of the station taken on 11.11.08 showing clearance work on the land adjacent to the station in preparation for regeneration of the area.
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Image:Severn Beach17.jpg|
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Image:Severn Beach18.jpg|
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Image:Severn Beach19.jpg|
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Image:Severn Beach22.jpg|
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Image:Severn Beach21.jpg|
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Image:Severn Beach23.jpg|
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Image:Severn Beach24.jpg|By the 19th the track had been ripped up. ''&copy; [http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbuck007/3040763105/in/set-72157609372892724/ Matt Buck]. [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en CC licence]''
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== 2018 ==
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3.5.18
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Image:Severnbeach30.jpg|Big changes since my last visit. The station now only has one platform face, the land behind now being fenced off.
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Image:Severnbeach31.jpg|New platform shelter.
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Image:Severnbeach32.jpg|Seating.
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Image:Severnbeach33.jpg|Looking neat and tidy and looked after.
 
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[[Category:GWR]]
 
[[Category:GWR]]
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[[Category:Dave Higson]]
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[[Category:Andy Kirkham]]
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[[Category:Lens of Sutton]]
 
[[Category:Mike P]]
 
[[Category:Mike P]]
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[[Category:martin Potter]]
 
[[Category:The Severn Beach Line]]
 
[[Category:The Severn Beach Line]]
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[[Category:Don W]]
 
[[Category:Simon Whittingham]]
 
[[Category:Simon Whittingham]]
 
[[Category:Stations]]
 
[[Category:Stations]]

Latest revision as of 19:36, 7 May 2018

To Avonmouth: Severn Beach Signal Box
To Pilning: Ableton Lane Crossing

History

The Avonmouth to Pilning line opened to freight on 5th February 1900. The first Severn Beach station opened on this line on 5th June 1922 as an excursion platform, and fully opened with the commencement of passenger services on the line on 26th May 1924. Through services between Avonmouth and Pilning commenced on 9th July 1928. It closed to goods on 10th September 1963. The Severn Beach to Pilning line closed to passengers in November 1964 and completely in July 1968.

Track Plans

1950s

1970s

1980s

2004

1.4.07

2006

28.6.06

2008

Some photos of the station taken on 11.11.08 showing clearance work on the land adjacent to the station in preparation for regeneration of the area.

2018

3.5.18