LOW STREET STATION, WEST TILBURY.

Low Street in 1956
The platform at Low Street, 1956
A train at Low Street in the 1950s
A Full View Looking Down Line. 1960s.
Branch line, 1960s
Closed Branch Line.
Down Line - 1960s
Gates and waiting room - 1960s
House Close to Low Street Station -1960s
Train Coming into Station
Waiting Room - 1960s
Waiting room - another view
Low Street Cottages - back
Platform View - 1960s
Goods shed - 1960s
Signal Box,Gates and Waiting Room - 1960s.
Distant view
Train on Platform -1960s
Platform, Left Elevation
A View from Low Street - 1960s
Back of Station Waitng Room - 1960s.
Between platforms - 1960s.
Distant View - 1960s.
Linemans Hut - 1960s
Looking up line - 1960s
Low Street Cottages - 1960s
Low Street Cottages - Side
Low Street - 1960s
Signal Box - 1960s
Signal Box - another view
Branch Line to Oil Tanks - 1967
Closure Sign
Waiting Room Derelict
Signal box - 1982
Low Street Signal Box - 1982
Signal Box, 1982 - another view
Cottages From Train - 2000
Crossing updated
Todays View
Towards Low Street,Today
Station remains today

LOW STREET STATION WAS ADDED TO THE LONDON TILBURY AND SOUTHEND RAILWAY NETWORK AT AROUND 1850. IT SERVED THE SMALL VILLAGE OF WEST  TILBURY. IT WAS SAID THAT THE COMPANY WAS APPROACHED BY THE PEOPLE OF WEST TILBURY TO ERECT A STATION AT LOW STREET, AND THE STATION WOULD ALSO SERVE EAST TILBURY WHICH IS THREE AND A HALF MILES AWAY.

THE EXACT DATE WHEN IT WENT INTO OPERATION IS NOT KNOWN, BUT IT IS THOUGHT TO BE AROUND 1861.

THE STATION WAS SAID TO HAVE COST £630, WITH A VERY PLAIN BRICK BUILDING, 200FT PLATFORMS AND A SMALL GOODS SHED AND SIDINGS. THERE WERE NO BUILDINGS ON THE DOWN PLATFORM AND NO SHELTERS AT THAT TIME. LATER ADDITIONAL SIDINGS WERE ADDED TO SERVE A BALLAST PIT.

IT ALSO HAD COTTAGES (WHICH WERE CALLED LOW STREET RAILWAY COTTAGES) BUILT BY THE RAIL COMPANY FOR RAILWAY STATION WORKERS SUCH AS PORTERS, TICKET COLLECTORS  ETC. AND THEIR FAMILIES .

IN THE 1960s, THE LINE WAS ELECTRIFIED. IT WAS NOT A GREAT SUCCESS. AN INCREASING USE OF EAST TILBURY AND BEING OUT IN THE RURAL PART OF TILBURY LED TO THE CLOSURE OF LOW STREET IN 1967.

 

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  • Edwards Sargeant – My great grandad used to work there too, Mr Hunt?

    By Mrs Mandi Barrett (17/09/2018)
  • This was indeed a typical country station, very quaint and friendly. We used to play at the sidings as children.
    Edward Sargeant , I think I remember you.

    By Martin Dunne (10/09/2018)
  • I also recall that nearby there is/was a track connecting the Fenchurch line to the Victoria line with Basildon.

    I’m sure someone will correct this soon enough.

    By Terry Ive (14/12/2016)
  • Low street did indeed close in 1967 to passenger traffic and the goods closed in 1964. I can confirm that this as I was on duty as porter and closed the station turned out the lights after the last train. In a couple of photos I can see my honda 50 motor cycle onthe platformbecause i was on duty at time of taking 

    By Edward Sargeant (02/03/2015)

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