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Minsterley Station, Shropshire

Minsterley Station, Shropshire


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Filename: Minsterley HSM3 056.jpg

Size: 3192 x 2040 (1.9MB)

Date: 28th November 2018

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

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Minsterley Station, Shropshire

A view of Minsterley station in Shropshire, showing the signal box and station buildings, with an elderly gentleman and his dogs standing on the platform.
Minsterley station opened in 1861. It closed to passengers in February 1951 and then to goods traffic in 1967

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Platform Shropshire Signal Box Station Station Building


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This print from the STEAM Museum of the GWR transports us back in time to Minsterley Station, Shropshire. The image beautifully captures the essence of this historical railway station, showcasing its charming signal box and quaint station buildings. Standing proudly on the platform are an elderly gentleman and his loyal canine companions, adding a touch of warmth to the scene. Minsterley Station holds a rich history that dates back to its opening in 1861. For nearly a century, it served as a vital transportation hub for both passengers and goods in Shropshire. However, as progress marched forward, changes were inevitable. In February 1951, Minsterley Station bid farewell to its passenger services before eventually closing down completely for goods traffic in 1967. This print serves as a poignant reminder of days gone by when steam trains chugged along these tracks and bustling activity filled this once-thriving station. It encapsulates not only the architectural beauty but also the human connection that was an integral part of railway travel during that era. As we gaze upon this snapshot frozen in time, we can't help but imagine what stories lie behind those weathered walls and worn-out platforms. This image is more than just a photograph; it's a portal into history – inviting us to explore and appreciate our past while cherishing memories that have shaped our present-day railways.

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