Gillingham (Dorset) Railway Railway

Gillingham (Dorset) Railway Railway

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Gillingham railway station is in Gillingham in Dorset England. It opened in 1859 on the London Waterloo to Exeter line 105 miles (169 km) from London, and is managed by South West Trains. On 3 April 1856 Miss Seymour, sister of the company's chairman, dug the first ceremonial sod for the Salisbury and Yeovil Railway (S&YR) at Gillingham. Three years later, on 2 May 1859, the railway from Salisbury opened to Gillingham, and was completed to Hendford station at Yeovil on 1 June 1860. The station was close to the town centre. The main offices and goods shed were on the north side of the line, further sidings to serve a brickworks were added on the other side of the line, and a signal box opened in 1875. Trains were provided for the S&YR by the London and South Western Railway (LSWR), which bought out the smaller company in 1878. In the twentieth century the LSWR operated motor bus services from Gillingham station to Mere, Zeals and Shaftesbury.show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Fidel
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136716380
  • 9786136716381