Chambers Crossing Halt
Chambers Crossing Halt, thought to have been of timber
framed construction, was another short lived station, being in use between 1906
and 1914. It is thought that the beginning of the First World War resulted in
its closure due to its low passenger volume.
As was the case with many other stations, across all
railways including the GWR, such stations were easy targets. The difficulties
faced by the railway companies when attempting to close such loss makers was
both time consuming and costly as it required legislation to enact the
closures. The outbreak of the First World War provided both an excellent excuse
and resolution to the problem being catered for under the emergency legislation
passed to assist in the release of resources and personnel for the war
Whilst it is not impossible for a photograph to exist, as
many stations were used as subject matter for postcards, the brevity of the
station's life and the lack of charm a timber station would offer the
photographer means that it is hardly likely that one exists.