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Knightwick Station

KNIGHTWICK STATION

Grid Reference: SO 552737

Knightwick Sign

Knightwick was the second station on the branch line to Bromyard. After leaving Leigh Court the railway followed closely the course of the River Teme to arrive at Knightwick Station which was half a mile from the village that it served.

It was opened in 1874 and consisted of a single platform on the south side of the line with a small brick station building and goods yard. There were no passing facilities.

Between Leigh Court and Knighwick

This photograph was taken from the footplate of 0-6-0 Pannier Tank engine No.8793 of Worcester shed as it travelled between Leigh Court and Knightwick with the 17.45 service from Worcester Shrub Hill to Bromyard. The photograph was taken by Mick Rock who was the fireman on the train. Duggie Chapman was the train driver in this 1963 photograph.

No.3682 at knightwick

Knightwick

Two photographs of 0-6-0 Pannier tank No.3682 at Knightwick with a scrap train. (MIAC collection).

Knightwick Bridge

Knightwick Bridge

By 2012 the bridge at the east end of the station had been demolished but the substantial ramparts remained in place complete with recently painted BYB (Bromyard Branch) 1291 sign.

Knightwick view towards Worcester

The view towards Worcester. At this point there were two tracks with the branch line to the left and a headshunt to the right.

Site of Station

The station buildings were converted to a private house with a new garage at the Worcester end. All four photographs were taken by Andrew Smith on 19th November 2012.

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