This month’s picture comes from 1984, and shows Chorleywood station and its car park at a time when it was operated by both British Rail and London Regional Transport.
The station was first opened in July 1889, when it carried the name “Chorley Wood”. In 1915, it was changed to “Chorley Wood & Chenies”, which remained until 1934 when it reverted back. It’s current name was put in place in 1965.
Steam trains ran from the station until 1961. Before then, passengers would have to leave the vehicle at Rickmansworth station to board an electric locomotive.
On the London end of the station sits a signal box, dating back to when the station first opened. This is currently being restored and refurbished into a museum that will act as an educational resort for the villagers interested in the history of the railway.
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Photo Credit: Ben Brooksbank