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Hatfield and St Albans branch of the Great Northern Railway

Roger D. Taylor

Hatfield and St Albans branch of the Great Northern Railway

by Roger D. Taylor

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Published by Oakwood Press in Oxford .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Great Northern Railway (Great Britain) -- History.,
  • Railroads -- England -- Hertfordshire.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Roger D. Taylor and Brian Anderson.
    SeriesLocomotion papers -- 168, Locomotion papers -- 168.
    ContributionsAnderson, Brian.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHE3020.G°/
    The Physical Object
    Pagination64p.,(32)p. of plates :
    Number of Pages64
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19918759M
    ISBN 100853613737

    The Abbey Line, also called the St Albans Abbey branch line, is a railway line from Watford Junction to St Albans mile ( km) route passes through town and countryside in the county of Hertfordshire, just outside the boundaries of the Oyster Card and London fare zones. Its northern terminus in St Albans Abbey is located in the south of the city, around . The Great Northern Railway (GNR) was a British railway company incorporated in with the object of building a line from London to quickly saw that seizing control of territory was key to development, and it acquired, or took leases of, .

    This article is about the original railway company. For the current train operator, see Thameslink and Great Northern. For other examples Author: Huioli.   Hope you enjoy! You can walk or cycle along the Alban Way and see all the Amazing things! Thanks for watching. Please Subscribe to Aaryan Vlogs and me fort A.

      The path brings us to a junction with the Alban Way, the former route of the St Albans branch of the Great Northern Railway, built in , closed to passengers in and finally dismantled closed and dismantled in We hypothesise a railway line from Watford and St Albans to Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City, Hertford and Broxbourne Junction, as illustrated below. Only selected stations are shown. This article discusses the railway line itself, rather than the services that might run on it. In this article, the route is assumed to be via Hatfield town centre.


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Hatfield and St Albans branch of the Great Northern Railway by Roger D. Taylor Download PDF EPUB FB2

The LNWR opened a branch line to St Albans from Watford inand the Great Northern Railway responded by building this line, just over 6 miles Hatfield and St Albans branch of the Great Northern Railway book, from Hatfield, opening in Softback, 64 pages with an additional 31 black & white photographs, maps and illustrations.

ISBN:   The Great Northern Railway (GNR) line from St Albans to Hatfield was opened on 16th October but there had been plans to construct this branch line much earlier than that. Local landowners were encouraged to form an independent company to build the line and the Hatfield and St Albans Railway Company was incorporated into an Act of.

Get this from a library. The Hatfield and St Albans branch of the Great Northern Railway. [Roger D Taylor; Brian Anderson]. "The Watford to St Albans Branch" refers to a sister publication, also by Oakwood Press, "The Hatfield and St Albans Branch" (of the Great Northern railway).

There seems to be no reference to such a book on the publisher's website. Prior to the coming of the railway to St Albans in Hertfordshire, townsfolk had to travel by road to either Watford (south-west) or Hatfield (east) to their nearest station.

The LNWR opened a branch line to St Albans from Watford inand the Great Northern Railway responded by building this line, just over 6 miles long, from Hatfield 5/5(1). Many of you will be aware, Roger Taylor and Brian Anderson wrote a book about the Hatfield to St Albans GNR branch line, called “The Hatfield and St Albans Branch of the Great Northern Railway” (published in by Oakwood Press, ISBN ).

Due to that project, Roger took many photographs of the branch line and collected many more from. The Abbey Line, also called the St Albans Abbey branch line, is a railway line from Watford Junction to St Albans mile ( km) route passes through town and countryside in the county of Hertfordshire, just outside the boundaries of the Oyster Card and London fare zones.

Its northern terminus in St Albans Abbey is located in the south of the city, around Locale: Hertfordshire. The Great Northern Railway (GNR) was a British railway company incorporated in with the object of building a line from London to quickly saw that seizing control of territory was key to development, and it acquired, or took leases of, Headquarters: King's Cross.

A journey along the alignment of the former Hatfield and St. Albans railway (now occupied by the Alban Way cycle route), to see what remains and. The average journey time between Hatfield (Herts) and St Albans City is 1 hour 23 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 16 trains travelling from Hatfield (Herts) to St Albans City.

The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays. The Hatfield & St Albans Railway was a branch of the Great Northern Railway which connected the Hertfordshire towns of St Albans and opened in with the principal aim of allowing St Albans traffic to access the Great Northern's main line to London at, but soon came into difficulties when the Midland Railway inaugurated a direct route to London through St Albans.

The evolution of the present electrified branch to Hertford East through the steam era is illustrated in detail. The two lines from Hatfield suffered a steady decline in rural surroundings. The long country branch to Buntingford had a charm of its own and lasted into the diesel period to be photographed thoroughly, as seen : Hardcover.

Great Northern is a trading name of Govia Thameslink Railway Ltd. Registered in England under number: Registered office: 3rd Floor, Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6EE.

Govia Thameslink Railway Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Govia Ltd. The Hatfield & St Albans Branch of the GNR. A lot of interest was shown in Roger Taylor and Brian Anderson’s book, ‘The History of the Hatfield and St Albans Branch of the Great Northern Railway’, at our recent AGM.

We – along with Roger Taylor himself – would be delighted if the book, which is currently out of print, were to be. Hatfield railway station, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.

75 likes. Hatfield railway station serves the town of Hatfield in Hertfordshire, England/5(K). Braughing Railway station (Image: Ben Brooksbank/Wikimedia). This station was open for years between andas a stop on the St.

Later on branch lines were opened connecting Hatfield with Hertford and St Albans (The Alban Way footpath and cycle lane runs along the route of the latter).

In its heyday, Hatfield Railway Station boasted of a steam shed and a turntable (even today, Hatfield's offset platforms are an unusual feature on the railways).

Signalling Record Society - 50 Years RailRef Line Codes GN Great Northern Railway. 17m67c Branch Junction 17m43c Hatfield No.1 17m44c Hatfield South No.4 17m54c Hatfield 17m58c Hatfield Junction GN 17m65c Hatfield North.

The Hatfield - St. Albans branch was an early casualty under British Railways, closing throughout to passengers on 1st October ; freight traffic lingered into the 's.

The former line now forms 6½ miles long Alban Way, which opened in as part of National Cycle Route no. 61 between Hatfield and St. Albans. The Great Northern Railway (GNR) was a British railway company, founded by the London and York Railway Act of The Great Northern was the youngest of the dozen or so principal British railways.

Whilst a communication between London and York via Cambridge was discussed init was not until that a more direct route was seriously.

Buy The Hatfield and St Albans branch of the Great Northern Railway, Oxfam, Taylor, Roger D and Anderson, Brian, Books, History.He is the author of many books on railroad history, including The Tootin' Louie: A History of the Minneapolis & St.

Louis Railway, The Great Northern Railway: A History, The Hook & Eye: A History of the Iowa Central Railway, and Minneapolis and the Age of Railways, all published by the University of Minnesota Press/5(29).

To get to London by rail, passengers had to ride in coaches to Hatfield to use the Great Northern Railway Line. Then in the St Albans to Watford, London and North Western Railway branch was opened. Of the station buildings on the St Albans to Hatfield line, the first stop at London Road is the best preserved.