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Woodfords Railway Heritage

From the 15th of March 1899 until the 5th of September 1966, Woodford had a railway station on the Great Central Railway.

The Railway was a huge part of Woodfords History and here you will find pictures, videos, stories and everything railway related.

Railway Media

We have a gallery for any pictures related to the railway. If you have any of your own we would love to display them here too, just get in touch.

The Railway on Wikipedia

The Woodford Halse Railway Station has it's own Wikipedia page where you can read more about it.

Model Railway Club

A model of Woodford Halse railway in its heyday has been created by the Model Railway Society and can be seen on occasion in the Social Club.

Posts about the Railway

A Great Central Location

Woodford Halse was once a busy railway centre. Between 1891 before the railway came and 1901 the population of the Parish more than doubled from 527 to 1220.

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The damaged slip coach after the accident

The December 1935 Accident

On the evening of 19th December 1935 there was an accident at Woodford involving the Marleybone to Bradford express and a slip coach intended to go on to Stratford on Avon.

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Find Out More

If you want to explore Woodford’s railway heritage there’s a short walk around the village

Links For Further Reading

The Great Central has attracted much study from railway and social history groups. Here are some links to further interesting information:

The following pictures were provided by the Great Central Railway Enthusiasts Society and show just how big a part of Woodford the railway was.

Many thanks to John Rose for these pictures.

Image showing the location of various railway installations around the village
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