Meldon

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Meldon (1862-1952)

Opened on the Wansbeck Railway.


Description

This was a single platform station. Meldon, a small settlement, is a third of a mile to the north. The platform was on the north side of the line, with a two storey stone built station building.

To the west the station was crossed by a road bridge, passing over the west end of the platform and single track line.

A siding, approached from the west, was opposite the platform. At the east end of the platform a pair sidings were on the north side of the line, the further north of which served coal staiths, from this a loading bank was reached by reversal.

The siding on the south side of the station was originally a goods loop until it was severed at its east end. There was a signal box from 1893 to 1940.

The station closed to passengers in 1952 and the line closed in 1966.

The station building is now a house. The passenger platform survives in the garden.


Tags

Station

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
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