Evercreech Junction Station

Evercreech Junction Station

Photo by Jeffery Grayer (July 1967). © All rights reserved.

History

Originally opened as Evercreech on 3 February 1862, the station was renamed Evercreech Junction with the opening of the Bath Extension on 20 July 1874 when Evercreech gained a second station at Evercreech New. This was the junction for the Burnham branch, which was the original main line before 1874. Always a busy station there were many sidings, a middle road in the station area itself for banking engines, a turntable and two large signal-boxes. The station closed for freight on 29 November 1965 and completely on 7 March 1966.

Current Status

The main station buildings survive in private ownership.

Future Plans

Although the New S&D will be primarily a serious working railway with little room for sentiment, Evercreech Junction is so iconic that it would be a crime not to rebuild the site as closely as possible to the original. This may well become the site of the New S&D Steam Centre, which will form a service and viewing centre and base for visiting steam locomotives running specials over the route.

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Photo by Jeffery Grayer (july 1967). © All Rights Reserved. Photo by Stephen Sainsbury (22 June 1980). © All Rights Reserved. Photo by Adrian Vaughan (c1960). © All Rights Reserved. At Evercreech Junction, the Un-rebuilt West Country 34102

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Page last updated: 08 May 2013