Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom

Sometimes Wikipedia is just a bit sad.
"Uralite Halt was a halt between Milton Range Halt and Cliffe station on the Hundred of Hoo Railway. Built to serve the British Uralite works, it opened in July 1906 and closed on 4 December 1961. The halt was demolished soon after closure." 
Even sadder when you learn that British Uralite mostly made sewerage pipes out of asbestos paste. If you were a bit mad you might like to see a list of all disused railway stations in the United Kingdom.

2 comments:

Nobody said...

Lucky it wasn't called 'Hornblende Halt'

Much prettier info at http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/

Today's Kaptcha:
Smenege - The unusual desire to see monoliths from a long way off and while behind security fencing

chris.dadness said...

Pretty sure Hornblende Halt is a Franz Ferdinand side project.