Station Name: NAST HYDE HALT

[Source: Nick Catford]

Nast Hyde Halt Gallery 2: c1968 - July 2019


Nast Hyde waiting room c1968.
Photo from John Mann collection

Nast Hide Halt looking northeat towards Hatfield c1968.
Photo from John Mann collection

Nast Hyde Halt looking southwest towards St. Albans c1968.
Photo from John Mann collection

Nast Hyde Halt looking northeast c1970 a few months after the track was lifted in 1969. The ballast has yet to be lifted. The waiting room has been demolished but the level crossing gates remain in place.
Photo by Ian Baker

Nast Hyde Halt looking northeast from the same viewpoint as the picture above in January 1975. The platform has become very heavily overgrown. The ballast has now been lifted and the level crossing gates removed.
Photo by Nick Catford

Nast Hyde Halt looking southwest in January 1975.
Photo by Nick Catford

Nast Hyde Halt looking southwest along the platform in April 2004. By this time the platform was barely visible.
Photo by Nick Pedley

Nast Hyde Halt looking southwest in 2009. After track lifting Welwyn Hatfield and St Albans councils purchased the trackbed for conversion into a footpath and cycletrack. The first section of the route between Old Man's Lane and Hill End opened as the Smallford Trail on 8 December 1985, with the section to Hatfield opening in mid-1986. The track has now been laid with tarmac.
Photo by Nick Catford

In 2009 a couple of short sections of the Nast Hyde Halt platform face were visible.
Photo by Nick Catford

By 2015 the undergrowth had been largely cleared and the platform restored. The work was undertaken be a team led by local postman and charity fundraiser Mike Izzard.
Photo by Richard Francis

As part of the restoration a very distressed totem sign was fixed to a tree at the halt. Nobe of the stations on this lines ever had totems, the line closed to passengers in 1951, several years before totems were first used by BR.
Photo by Penny Carr

The fully restored platform at Nast Hyde Halt is seen in 2018. There was never an intention to restore the halt to its original condition. It is a local community asset and reminder to people walking along the Alban Way footpath of what was once there.
Photo by Mike Izzard

Nast Hyde Halt looking southwest towards St Albans in February 2019. Mike Izzard was a finalist in the 'Valiant Volunteer'  category in the Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards in 2018.
Photo by Mike Izzard

Having restored the halt Mike and his team of volunteers laid a short section of track between the halt and Ellenbrook Lane. The track arrived on site on May 2019.
Photo by Mike Izzard

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[Source: Nick Catford]


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