Axbridge Railway Station

This is a tiny photo project on Axbridge Railway Station circa 1869 which was ‘axed’ in the ‘Beeching Cuts’ circa 1963 and is now along side the ‘Bridge over the River Axe’ Axbridge bypass; which itself is along side the old Bristol and Exeter Railway’s ‘Strawberry Line’.

Construction of the bypass meant separation of the Station Master’s house, as it once was, from the main scheme of the station – seeing the building now standing isolated on the opposite side of the main road.

Of course then and nowadays, the alternative method of transporting local quarried Mendip Hills products is by road haulage; as is witnessed by the queue of trucks and other vehicles in the last photo of this series.

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