We live in a Beautiful Area and sometimes i think we don’t highlight it enough. Now this is a little look into the past of the local area. Whilst browsing through Facebook yesterday i found an old video of the local Ross-on-Wye Railway Station which is no longer in use but ran very close to The Farmer’s Boy.
Here is a little about The Railway Station-
“The station was opened on 1 June 1855 by the Hereford, Ross and Gloucester Railway four years after line had received parliamentary consent to be constructed.
On 29 July 1862 the line was amalgamated with the Great Western Railway and in 1869 the line was converted from broad gaugeto standard gauge in a five-day period. In 1873 the Ross and Monmouth Railway to Monmouth via Lydbrook was opened and it terminated at the station. The station then passed on to the Western Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. A line from Ross-on-Wye to Tewkesbury was authorised by parliament in 1856 but was never built.
The lines to Ross closed in stages. On the Ross and Monmouth Railway passenger services were withdrawn and the section fromLydbrook Junction to Monmouth Troy was closed on 5 January 1959. The remaining section remained open until the 1st November 1965 for freight traffic only. The Hereford, Ross and Gloucester Railway closed to passengers on 2 November 1964 and the line south to the junction at Grange Court closed on 1 November 1965. The line going north to Rotherwas Junction and Hereford Station closed when passenger service were withdrawn in 1964.“
And here is a lost video of The Railway Station