Ellmouth Hodges Hill
The South Glaster Railway Company built this station as a smallish temporary terminus, as the line was extended south to Ellmouth Harbour within years of its opening. Soon afterwards the line east to Reyston was opened too. In order to facilitate trains that ran straight from the north all the way down to Reyston, the main station of the the South Glaster Railway Company was relocated to a place further to the north, the current Ellmouth Wentonstone Road station.
The old Wentonstone Road station was renamed to Ellmouth Hodges Hill, and it was downgraded to a minor station that ran trains through to Ellmouth Harbour. Ellmouth Harbour's station itself closed in the early 1960s in preference to a new port on Reyston Island (to the south). This rendered the entire branch useless and the line closed to passenger traffic at a similar date. However, Ellmouth Wentonstone Road was modified and retained as a parcel sorting depot for mail trains coming in from North Glaster for much of the 1970s and 1980s, although the eastern chord of the junction had been cut off by then and put out of use.
With unification and increased road transport in Glaster the mail train service ceased in 1985 and the station was closed. The parcel sorting facility was retained until 2000 when it was relocated to a new site (somewhere else). The entire facility lies derelict and vacant, and the area around it isn't particularly wealthy either. There retains a single tracked through line for freight traffic.
Resolved by Yuanls over 1 year ago
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- Resolved by Yuanls over 1 year ago
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