Symonds Yat - Railways of the Forest of Dean

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Symonds Yat
Symonds Yat is a renowned beauty spot in the north of the Forest of Dean, where the River Wye enters a gorge.  The river here meanders around a ridge of high ground, but the railway from Ross took a more direct route through a 433-yard tunnel just to the north of the station.

The station was a fairly modest affair, initially with two platforms, but no goods sidings were provided (there were some private sidings close by that could handle goods traffic if needed).   It remained a passing place until March 1953, when it was decided to convert the up loop into a siding accessed from the Monmouth direction.  This siding was then subsequently used for a camping coach.  This facility would not remain for long as the station closed in 1959, and the site is currently used as a car park by a hotel.
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