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Ettington Station

LMS Route: The Shakespeare Route

Ettington Station opened when the East & West Junction Railway's route from Kineton to Stratford opened on 1st July 1873. The main station building was located on the up platform and there was adjacent to the main station building, a siding leading to the cattle pens and onwards to a ramp, a siding to the goods shed and a third siding beyond. Its subsequent history of passenger closing, re-opening and final closure to both passenger and goods traffic is shared with other stations along this section of the route. Four years after being opened to passenger traffic the station saw the service withdrawn until 22nd February 1885 when the service was reinstated. The goods service remained in place from the 1st July 1873 until final closure on 11th November 1963 although through traffic continued to traverse the route to gain access to the GWR until 5th July 1965.

Looking towards Fenny Compton and the goods station, the main station building and  the goods yard
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LGRP
Looking towards Fenny Compton and the goods station, the main station building and the goods yard
Close up of  the goods shed and the siding which lay behind the main station building
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LGRP
Close up of the goods shed and the siding which lay behind the main station building
Close up of the main station building situated on the up platform which included the booking office and hall
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LGRP
Close up of the main station building situated on the up platform which included the booking office and hall
Close up showing the Kineton end of Ettington station and the access to the goods shed and siding
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LGRP
Close up showing the Kineton end of Ettington station and the access to the goods shed and siding
Looking towards Fenny Compton showing the station's main passenger building on the up platform
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Real Photos
Looking towards Fenny Compton showing the station's main passenger building on the up platform

Close up showing Ettington station's main structure which housed the booking office, waiting rooms and toilets
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Real Photos
Close up showing Ettington station's main structure which housed the booking office, waiting rooms and toilets
Close up showing Ettington station's down platform and its waiting room plus the platform sited signal box
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Real Photos
Close up showing Ettington station's down platform and its waiting room plus the platform sited signal box
An unknown ex-LNWR 0-6-0 locomotive stands light engine at the up platform opposite the signal box
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R Preston Hendry
An unknown ex-LNWR 0-6-0 locomotive stands light engine at the up platform opposite the signal box
Close up showing the goods shed's side elevation  facing the railway and the entrance used by road vehicles
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R Preston Hendry
Close up showing the goods shed's side elevation facing the railway and the entrance used by road vehicles
Close up showing Ettington station's main passenger building during its heyday in the 1930s
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R Preston Hendry
Close up showing Ettington station's main passenger building during its heyday in the 1930s

Close up showing the light engine, thought to be a LNWR 0-6-0 Coal Engine, standing opposite the signal box
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R Preston Hendry
Close up showing the light engine, thought to be a LNWR 0-6-0 Coal Engine, standing opposite the signal box
View from the station entrance of Ettington's goods shed and simple yard with the station building beyond
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BR/OPC
View from the station entrance of Ettington's goods shed and simple yard with the station building beyond
Close up showing Ettington station's brick built goods shed with its rear entrance doors open
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BR/OPC
Close up showing Ettington station's brick built goods shed with its rear entrance doors open
Close up showing the front elevation of Ettington station's single storey main passenger building
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BR/OPC
Close up showing the front elevation of Ettington station's single storey main passenger building
Looking towards Kineton from beneath the bridge during LMS days, as indicated by the poster boards on display
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WoW
Looking towards Kineton from beneath the bridge during LMS days, as indicated by the poster boards on display

The South Midlander railway enthusiasts special hauled by a GWR locomotive visiting the closed station in 1955
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Stations UK
The South Midlander railway enthusiasts special hauled by a GWR locomotive visiting the closed station in 1955
Looking towards Kineton with the station now abandoned and the platforms overgrown and cutback or removed
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Lens of Sutton
Looking towards Kineton with the station now abandoned and the platforms overgrown and cutback or removed
View looking towards Stratford on Avon showing the station after closure with the platforms removed
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Lens of Sutton
View looking towards Stratford on Avon showing the station after closure with the platforms removed
Close up showing the station's platform mounted signal box and the small staging used by the signalman
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Lens of Sutton
Close up showing the station's platform mounted signal box and the small staging used by the signalman
Close up showing the passing loop on the left rejoining the single line several hundred feet past the bridge
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Lens of Sutton
Close up showing the passing loop on the left rejoining the single line several hundred feet past the bridge

Close up showing the now long closed Ettington station building from the Kineton side of the structure
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Lens of Sutton
Close up showing the now long closed Ettington station building from the Kineton side of the structure
The now redundant signal box confirmed by its name plate having been removed from above the window
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R Preston Hendry
The now redundant signal box confirmed by its name plate having been removed from above the window
View inside Ettington signal box showing the Railway Signal Company frame still set to switch-out the box
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R Preston Hendry
View inside Ettington signal box showing the Railway Signal Company frame still set to switch-out the box
The long-section electric train staff equipment which enabled the switching out of Ettington signal box
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R Preston Hendry
The long-section electric train staff equipment which enabled the switching out of Ettington signal box
Ex-GWR 0-6-0 No 2274 with Inspection Saloon No 80974 in Goldicote Cutting on 27th March 1958
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G England
Ex-GWR 0-6-0 No 2274 with Inspection Saloon No 80974 in Goldicote Cutting on 27th March 1958

Diagram of the layout of Ettington station showing the signal, points and levers used to control the station
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British Railways
Diagram of the layout of Ettington station showing the signal, points and levers used to control the station

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