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The Spanish Town to Ewarton line was built to serve the citrus growing regions in the interior of Saint Catherine, particularly those around the towns of Bog Walkmarker, Linsteadmarker and Ewartonmarker.

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Construction, operation and closure

The 14 miles of standard gauge track from Spanish Townmarker to Ewartonmarker were completed in 1885 at a cost of approximately £93,000.

The section from Linstead to Ewarton was closed in 1947. It was later reopened as far as the Bauxite processing plant just east of Ewarton.

The rest of the line closed to passengers in 1992 but it remains open for Bauxite traffic.


The line climbs 700 feet in 14 miles (average gradient 1 in 106) from Spanish Town station (just under 100 feet) to its summit at Ewarton (800 feet).

Stations and Halts

There were 4 stations and 5 halts on the line:


There are 4 tunnels, from south to north:


There are 7 significant bridges on the line:

Notes and references

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