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« on: January 08, 2021, 09:23:19 am »

From Southoxford.org

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Oxford's first railway station, in Grandpont, 1844

The Grandpont terminus of the new line was built on what is now the corner of Marlborough and Western Roads. The station (below) was a mainly wooden structure with two tracks and small wagon turntables at the terminus ends. A further three tracks ran alongside serving a large goods shed behind the station. A single track continued 400 yards to the river bank where there was a small loading jetty and a crane. Water for the engines was obtained straight from the Thames and stored within the station area in large barrels, which were manhandled onto the locomotives to fill the tanks.

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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2021, 09:51:39 am »

When it opened the station was in Berkshire and although it moved into Oxfordshire in the 1880s it was still close to the border until 1974.
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