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« on: December 04, 2023, 09:31:40 »

I know there are countless websites relating to railway history, but I'm being self-indulgent in linking to this one. I've visited or peered towards many of the sites, so I found it particularly interesting. And the site is relatively new.

(It's just a little irritating that so many station descriptions start with "Understood to have opened in ..." when most opening dates are definite.)
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2023, 11:58:41 »

I didn't delve too far as there were too many adverts, but assuming this online article hasn't been updated from a year or so ago when it first did the rounds then it's missing a large number of former stations - Lacock Halt was one which sprang to mind immediately. The author would have done well to have referenced Mike Oakley's excellent "Wiltshire Railway Stations". Justin Bailey's paperback "Lost Railways of Wiltshire" is good to have as well, although not quite as comprehensive.
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2023, 14:06:31 »

Of 88 (or 87) stations that were or are in Wilthshire, 14 (or 13) are still in use on the National Network and 4 are on a heritage line, leaving 70 disused.  Which have "ghosts" is open to discussion.

The questionable number relates to Dean, with the access to the platforms in Wiltshire but the train stopping across the border in Hampshire.

Amesbury railway station
Beanacre Halt railway station
Black Dog Halt railway station
Box (Mill Lane) Halt railway station
Box railway station
Brinkworth railway station
Bromham and Rowde Halt railway station
Broughton Gifford Halt railway station
Bulford Camp railway station
Bulford railway station
Calne railway station
Chiseldon Camp railway station
Chiseldon railway station
Christian Malford Halt railway station
Codford railway station
Collingbourne Kingston Halt railway station
Collingbourne railway station
Corsham railway station
Cricklade railway station
Dauntsey railway station
Devizes railway station
Dinton railway station
Downton railway station
Edington and Bratton railway station
Grafton and Burbage railway station
Great Somerford Halt railway station
Hannington railway station
Heytesbury railway station
Highworth railway station
Holt Junction railway station
Hullavington railway station
Idmiston Halt railway station
Lacock Halt railway station
Langford railway station (Wiltshire)
Lavington railway station
Limpley Stoke railway station
Little Somerford railway station
Ludgershall railway station, Wiltshire
Malmesbury railway station
Manningford Halt railway station
Marlborough railway stations
Midford Halt railway station
Minety and Ashton Keynes railway station
Moredon Halt railway station
Newton Tony railway station
Oaksey Halt railway station
Ogbourne railway station
Pans Lane Halt railway station
Patney and Chirton railway station
Porton railway station
Purton railway station
Rushey Platt railway station
Savernake Low Level railway station
Seend railway station
Semington Halt railway station
Semley railway station
Stanley Bridge Halt railway station
Stanton railway station
Staverton Halt railway station
Stratton Park Halt railway station
Stratton railway station
Swindon Town railway station
Wilton North railway station
Wilton South railway station
Wishford railway station
Woodborough railway station
Wootton Bassett Junction railway station
Wootton Bassett Road railway station
Wootton Rivers Halt railway station
Wylye railway station

Blunsdon railway station
Hayes Knoll railway station
Mouldon Hill railway station
Taw Valley Halt railway station

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Avoncliff railway station
Bedwyn railway station
Bradford-on-Avon railway station
Chippenham railway station
Dean railway station
Dilton Marsh railway station
Melksham railway station
Pewsey railway station
Salisbury railway station
Swindon railway station
Tisbury railway station
Trowbridge railway station
Warminster railway station
Westbury railway station

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