Stone quarry siding opposite Highley Station

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GWRGreat Western Railway plan of Highley c. 1880 showing the siding

In 1880 the GWRGreat Western Railway provided a siding at Highley for a stone quarry opposite the station worked by Mr Baker of Kidderminster, who agreed to pay the £53 construction cost and a rent of £5 per year for wayleave. Following Mr Baker’s death in or around 1881, the siding became disused.[1]

In August 1882 the GWRGreat Western Railway Board approved the provision of additional sidings and a signal box at Highley which were commissioned on 25 June 1883.[1] Mr Baker’s siding ran within a few yards of the signal box and was presumably removed as part of those works, as the 1884 OSOrdnance Survey Map does not show the quarry siding.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Marshall (1989) p. 99.