Station Name:MONMOUTH - TROY

[Source: Nick Catford]

Monmouth Troy Gallery 2: 4 January 1959 - January 2009

On 4 January 1959. 0-6-0PT No.6412 is seen at the east end of the Stephenson Locomotive Society special. The Duke of Beaufort Bridge over the River Wye is seen in the distance.
Photo by JCW Halliday

Looking south-west from the down platform at Monmouth Troy station on 4 January 1959. The the Stephenson Locomotive Society special stands in the down platform awaiting departure to Chepstow.
Photo by JCW Halliday

Looking north-east from above the portal of Monmouth Troy Tunnel on 4 January 1959. The Stephenson Locomotive Society special waits at Monmouth Troy station before departing for Chepstow on the last day of passenger services. Beyond the station the line divided, one line going to the left and over the the Duke of Beaufort Bridge into Monmouth May Hill station and on to Ross-on-Wye. The line to the right over the River Wye is seen, beyond the bridge the line ran into Wyesham Halt and on to Chepstow. The Monmouth Viaduct or Chippenham Meadow Viaduct is seen. This took the line on to Chepstow with Wyesham Halt on the far side of the viaduct. The 20-arch 200 yard red sandstone viaduct had two 75 foot steel lattice-girder spans over the river. The viaduct was originally planned to be constructed of wood, but the 1852 floods influenced the engineers to change to stone. The building of the viaduct took exactly ten months. It contains 9000 cubic yards of masonry and 3000 cubic yards of concrete. Only the stone parts of the viaduct are extant today.
Photo reproduced from Wikipedia under creative commons licence

Monmouth Troy station looking south-west from the down platform in August 1959, eight months after closure to passengers; the station was still open to goods traffic at this time. Immediately south of the station the 140 yard Monmouth Troy tunnel took the line under Gibraltar Hill.
Photo from DK Jones collection

Looking north-east from above the Monmouth Troy tunnel portal in August 1958. The two bridges over the River Wye can be seen in the distance. That to the left led to Monmouth May Hill station and on to Ross-on-Wye. The large goods yard is seen on the left.
Photo from DK Jones collection

Monmouth Troy station looking north-east in August 1959.
Photo from DK Jones collection

Monmouth Troy station looking east in August 1964 eight months after all traffic ceased.
Photo from John Mann collection


Looking north-east from above the Monmouth Troy tunnel portal in August 1976.
Photo by Alan Young


Monmouth Troy station looking north-east in April 1981, the track bed has been partially infilled. A coal merchant is still trading from the goods yard.
P
hoto by Nick Catford

Monmouth Troy Station forecourt in 1984, three years before the building was dismantled.
P
hoto by Martin Potter

Looking south-west towards the site of Monmouth Troy station in January 2009. The platforms are still there as are the tunnel portals taking the line under Gibraltar Hill. The housing on the right (Troy Gardens) is on the site of the goods yard.
Photo by John Winder, reproduced from Geograph under creative commons licence

Monmouth Troy Hill station building re-erected at Winchcombe Station on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
Photo from Transport of Delight web site

Station building
re-erected at Winchcombe


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[Source: Nick Catford]


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