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REALLY SideTracked - DN&SR (Woodhay Station)

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Hidden : 03/27/2016
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Woodhay railway station was a station on the Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway It was located about five miles south of the junction with the Great Western Railway west of Newbury railway station. Woodhay station served the villages of Enborne and Enborne Row in Berkshire and Broad Laying (Woolton Hill) in the parish of East Woodhay, Hampshire.

Like most country stations on the line it originally consisted of two platforms, the southbound platform on the passing loop. Since the station was built on a bank it was not possible to construct strong foundations for a brick-built station building. Hence this was the only station on the line with a wooden station building located on the southbound platform. Two sidings and a headshunt were built to the south of the station for goods. These were primarily used for horses and wood cut from nearby pine forests.

The section between the old stations at Highclere to Woodhay is now occupied by the A34 Newbury bypass.

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