SJ7002 : Coalport West railway station, Shropshire

taken 54 years ago, near to Coalport, Telford And Wrekin, Great Britain

Coalport West railway station, Shropshire
Coalport West railway station, Shropshire
While its counterpart on the eastern side of the Severn had been rotting into dereliction for some 11 years, the ex-Great Western station at Coalport West was still actively in business in 1963 when this photograph was taken. Here, a single-unit railcar from Shrewsbury forms an afternoon departure for Hartlebury. Sadly, however, the infamous Beeching was on the warpath, and it was not long before this station followed its near neighbour into the land of memories, leaving the inhabitants of Coalport little alternative but to acquire a motor car if they wished to visit their County town.
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SJ7002, 55 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
27 August 1963   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 10 February, 2007
Category
Railway station   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 701 020 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:36.8966N 2:26.5823W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 702 020
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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