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Victoria Bridge railway station

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9 May 1852  Station opens
15 February 1965  Station closes
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Location  Victoria Bridge, County Tyrone Northern Ireland UK
Post-grouping  Great Northern Railway (Ireland)
Original company  Londonderry and Enniskillen Railway

Victoria Bridge railway station served Victoria Bridge in County Tyrone in Northern Ireland.

The Londonderry and Enniskillen Railway opened the station on 9 May 1852. It was taken over by the Great Northern Railway (Ireland) in 1883.

Victoria Bridge station was also served by the Castlederg and Victoria Bridge Tramway, a narrow gauge railway linking the GNR(I) main line with the nearby market town of Castlederg. This 7ΒΌ mile long line closed in 1933. This station opened on 4 July 1884 and closed on 17 April 1933.

Billy Anderson was the last man in charge of Victoria Bridge station. Patsy Mc Garrigle served as signalman at Victoria Bridge for the final five years. Victoria Bridge Station was unique because it was constructed from wood and was very beautiful.

The Great Northern Railway (Ireland) station closed on 15 February 1965.

References

Victoria Bridge railway station Wikipedia


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