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Hallatrow Station and Water Tower, Somerset, c. 1950s

Hallatrow Station and Water Tower, Somerset, c. 1950s


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Filename: HSH1 012 Hallatrow.jpg

Size: 3192 x 2028 (2.0MB)

Date: 20th October 2016

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Hallatrow Station and Water Tower, Somerset, c. 1950s

A view of Hallatrow Station in Somerset, c.1950s, showing the stations water tower, station building and signals.
The station opened in September 1873 at High Littleton, about a mile north of the village of Hallatrow.
Passenger services were withdrawn in November 1959, with goods traffic ceasing to operate at the station in 1964

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1950s Disused Signal Somerset Station Water Tower


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This print captures the essence of Hallatrow Station in Somerset during the 1950s. The image showcases the station's remarkable water tower, which stands tall and proud against the backdrop of a serene countryside. Nestled amidst lush greenery, the station building exudes an air of nostalgia, transporting viewers back to a bygone era. Hallatrow Station originally opened its doors in September 1873 at High Littleton, just north of the village it was named after. Serving as a vital transportation hub for both passengers and goods, this charming station played a significant role in connecting communities within Somerset. However, as time passed and transportation needs evolved, passenger services were sadly discontinued in November 1959. Eventually, even goods traffic ceased to operate at Hallatrow Station in 1964. Despite its disuse today, this photograph serves as a poignant reminder of an era when steam locomotives chugged along these tracks with purpose and determination. Preserved within the archives of STEAM Museum of GWR (Great Western Railway), this print allows us to glimpse into history and appreciate the architectural beauty that once graced our railway system. It is a testament to human ingenuity and perseverance that continues to inspire generations who are captivated by tales from yesteryears on iron rails.

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