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The Lakes Halt

GWR Route: North Warwickshire Line

The Lakes Halt opened on 3rd June 1935 to cater for the growing number of people escaping from living in Birmingham. The Halt was only designed to cater for commuter traffic and had relatively short platforms being 130 feet long. The title Waiting Room is perhaps too grand a description of the passenger accommodation at the Halt. They were of timber construction and open on one side, the one facing the platform, the word bus shelter would be a more apt description.

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Looking towards Stratford upon Avon across to the down platform with its simple waiting room and Malthouse Lane road bridge
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Looking towards Stratford upon Avon across to the down platform with its simple waiting room and Malthouse Lane road bridge
Close up showing the two simple timber-framed and clad passenger waiting room on each of The Lakes' short platforms
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Close up showing the two simple timber-framed and clad passenger waiting room on each of The Lakes' short platforms
Looking in the general direction of Birmingham towards the point where the path from Malthouse Lane joins the down platform
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Looking in the general direction of Birmingham towards the point where the path from Malthouse Lane joins the down platform
Close up showing details of the down platform passenger waiting room and the white hut on the up platform used as a ticket office
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Close up showing details of the down platform passenger waiting room and the white hut on the up platform used as a ticket office
View of a three-car DMU forming the 4 15pm Moor Street to Henley in Arden departing from The Lakes Halt on 25th August 1962
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View of a three-car DMU forming the 4 15pm Moor Street to Henley in Arden departing from The Lakes Halt on 25th August 1962

British Railways built 4-6-0 Castle class No 7014 'Caerhays Castle' is on an up West of England service approaching the Lakes Halt
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British Railways built 4-6-0 Castle class No 7014 'Caerhays Castle' is on an up West of England service approaching the Lakes Halt
Ex-GWR 4-6-0 Grange class No 6834 'Dummer Grange' is seen just south of The Lakes Halt whilst at the head of an up freight on 25th August 1962
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Ex-GWR 4-6-0 Grange class No 6834 'Dummer Grange' is seen just south of The Lakes Halt whilst at the head of an up freight on 25th August 1962