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From: "Jim Dent" james DOT dent AT itochu DOT com
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2001 01:22:50 -0400
Subject: Shillingstone, England
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From Railway Preservation News...

Shillingstone Station Project

The Shillingstone station (England) was first opened on August 31st, 1863,
on the line formed by the consolidation of the Central and Dorset Central
Railways. It was arguably the most picturesque station on the former
Somerset and Dorset Railway, being overlooked by the hill-fort of Hambledon
Hill, which was in military use by General Wolfe for training his troops as
recently as 1759, and having the River Stour meandering in the foreground.
The railway station served until closure of the line in March of 1966, and
removal of the track in May of the following year.

The Shillingstone Station Project is a group whose goal is to restore the
station to its 1960's appearance. Photos are at their website
(http://www.shillingstonestationproj.fsnet.co.uk/), which contains many
photos as well as more about the history of the station and the current
restoration efforts.

(Hume Kading)


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