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Shillingstone Station - Dorset by Shaun

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Taken by
Shaun Shaun
Explore score
0.51 Gigapixels
Date added
Sep 05, 2009
Date taken
Sep 05, 2009

Shillingstone railway station was a station in the English county of Dorset. It was located between Sturminster Newton and Blandford Forum stations on the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway (S&DJR), although for a while the next station south was Stourpaine and Durweston Halt. A passing place on stretch of single line, the station had two platforms with buildings on the up platform and a simple shelter on the down platform. There was a small goods yard and this and the passing loop were controlled from a signal box at the north end of the up platform.

The station was opened on the 31 August 1863 by the London and South Western Railway as part of the Dorset Central Railway. The station was transferred to the Southern Railway at the Grouping of 1923, becoming part of the Southern Region of British Railways when the railways were nationalised in 1947, the station was closed when the S&DJR closed on 7 March 1966.The station was staffed until its closure in March 1966.

As at June 2009, 210 feet of the up main through the station was being laid and ballasted in on 113a flat bottom rail and wooden sleepers and Ruston Hornsby 0-4-0 diesel mechanical was scheduled to be moved from the isolated goods dock to the mainline by Antell's low loader, enabling the Long Marston southern green Mark 1 TSO coach to be brought into the dock for restoration. This will be the first standard gauge loco on the S&D mainline south of the mendips since the diesel demolition train departed in July 1967, exactly 42 years before! The south end up platform wall was being rebuilt and picnic area above landscaped by mini digger. Late summer projects include moving 92207 3 panels towards Bath and grading the down loop bed ready for terram weed proof matting and fresh ballast. work will also start on the motor trolley hut enabling the LMS society Wickham to be brought down from North Somerset.

The future:

Once the project proves itself to the council, an extension north to bridge 182 and south to the infilled gains cross or cliff bridge "rabbit cutting" will be applied for, creating a mile and three quarter railway. The ideal goal would be to have a ten mile S&D from Sturminster Newton new station to Blandford new station.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3864 (Windows)
Panorama size: 506 megapixels (40262 x 12569 pixels)
Input images: 65 (13 columns by 5 rows)
Field of view: 89.7 degrees wide by 28.0 degrees high (top=20.7, bottom=-7.3)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot G9
Image size: 4000x3000 (12.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-09-05 14:19:37 - 2009-09-05 14:24:05
Aperture: f/4.8
Exposure time: 0.003125
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 207.7 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 23.1 to 29.7 percent
Vertical overlap: 16.7 to 23.3 percent
Computer stats: 2046.15 MB RAM, 1 CPUs
Total time 1:27:25 (1:20 per picture)
Alignment: 7:42, Projection: 7:19, Blending: 1:12:23

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