The railway station had a footbridge, which was popular for children (and grown ups) to stand on to look down into the funnels of the steam engines of trains heading for Shalford that stopped just under the bridge.
There was a Waiting Room, Ladies Room and a Booking Offce for tickets on the up side, the tickets used to be issued through a small window and the sound of the "clunk-clunk" of the date press that was used to put the date on the back of the cardboard tickets is one of the fond memories of days gone by. In 1954 I bought a Southern Railway Platform Ticket which cost 1d, and was to be the start of a collection of transport tickets that has built up through the years.
The ticket office closed on 5th November 1967, thereafter tickets were issued on the trains by Conductor Guards.
SOUTHERN RAILWAY CHILWORTH STATION PHOTO ALBUM
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The stopping passenger trains called at the following stations :-
Up Trains from CHILWORTH to GOMSHALL, DORKING TOWN, DEEPDENE, REIGATE, REDHILL, NUTFIELD, GODSTONE, EDENBRIDGE, PENSHURST, LYGHE HALT, TONBRIDGE.
Down Trains from CHILWORTH to SHALFORD, GUILDFORD, WANBOROUGH, ASH, NORTH CAMP, FARNBOROUGH NORTH, BLACKWATER, SANDHURST HALT, CROWTHORNE, WOKINGHAM, READING.
Chilworth Station had a Goods Yard complete with a 5 ton crane, and Mr Bailey the local farmer used to forward Sugar Beet in wagons by train.
Coal used to arrive by train for Shephard & Hayward's coal delivery service. There was also quite a long railway siding which almost stretched down to Tangley Crossing on the up side of the line, and quite often a long goods train would be held in the siding for a passenger train to pass through on it's way to Redhill.
The Goods Yard closed down on May 7th 1962.
The automatic half barriers replaced the level crossing gates at Chilworth Station on 9th June 1978.
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