(Severn Valley Railway)
|Opened:||1862 (Closed 1963)|
The station closed in 1963 during the Beeching Axe era (though the station had already been listed for closure even before the publication of the Beeching report) along with much of the rest of the Severn Valley Line . The station was re-opened in 1970 as the Southern terminus of the then-new Severn Valley Railway preserved railway .
Hampton Loade remained the Severn Valley Railway's terminus until 1974 when the line was extended South to Highley, Arley and Bewdley.
As Hampton Loade retains its passing loop it is still important for SVR operations and is one of the more picturesque stations on the line along with Arley. Hampton Loade is the home of the thirty two mm gauge Paddock Garden Railway and a number of preserved items of rolling stock.
|7802 heading for Bridgnorth|
|Main station building|
|A Class 50 arrives with a Kidderminster bound service|
|Hampton Loade signal box|
 Michael Welch, Diesels on the Western (Capital Transport, 2013) p. 44
 Chris Heaps, BR Diary 1968-1977 (Ian Allan, 1988) p. 40