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Gomshall and Shere

Gomshall

A wintry scene at Gomshall with the daily Manor service from Redhill - Reading approaching. Note the fine semaphore signals and the wartime signalbox.

photograph by Keith Harwood

Gomshall and Shere station was opened on the 20th August 1849 and was originally named Gomshall & Shere Heath, then from March 1850 Gomshall & Sheire, though this was again changed to Gomshall & Shere in September 1852. from May 1980 it was reduced to just Gomshall. The platforms are staggered either side of a gated foot crossing. On 20th February a Troop Tain hauled by SECR C Class Nº294 was derailed in the station causing a lot of damage when the engine and two leading coaches overturned. No-one was killed although the engine crew and four soldiers were injured.

Gomshall

Gomshall and Shere station has "staggered" platforms either side of this supposedly gated crossing!

photograph by Ray Soper

Gomshall

Gomshall station in 2003. The wartime brick-built Signalbox is about all that remains of the station superstructure. Gone are the sidings and semaphores whilst in the background is one of those hideous radio masts.

photograph by Keith Harwood

This page was last updated 1 August 2003

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