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Written by Marcus Dawson - 17 Sep 2007
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Location notes
This is a station on the 6.5 mile Watford to St Albans Abbey branch line. It is the second station on the line and is about 2 miles south of St Albans Abbey station.
For more information about the line and it's history go to The Abbeyline Website
Railway type and traffic
In a day you will see one unit working the line, all day. This has been either Class 313, 321 or 150 on occasion.
Charters are very rare due to pathing constraints and test trains have been know to visit on an annual basis.
Engineering is more likely to be carried out by road rail equipment.
How Wood is a quite suburban housing area, the station is nothing more than a platform and a bush shelter.
Road directions
From the M25, Junction 21a:
Head north up the A405, at the first roundabout take the second exit and continue along the dual carriageway until you reach next roundabout. Here take the thrid exit and follow this road, Tippendell Lane, until you reach the jucntion just by the railway bridge. Turn right and follow Park Street. Keep your eyes peeled for the station sign, it is surrounded by trees!

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How Wood Station, Abbeyline map co-ordinates
Park in one of the residential streets on the opposite side of the road to the station. There is a drive up to the station, but there is a very small 'no parking for station users' sign.
Public transport
By train from Watford Junction.

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There are some small village type shops in the area.
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How Wood Station, Abbeyline

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How Wood Station, Abbeyline general view map
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How Wood Station, Abbeyline

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Photographic notes
There is a small foot crossing at the northern end of the station, which can provide a nice view of a train curving into the station. The view of a northbound working is uninspiring.

General views - All photographs © Marcus Dawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north east

Fig 1 - Looking north east

From the foot crossing.

Fig 2 - Looking north east

Fig 2 - Looking north east

From the platform.

Fig 3 - Looking north east

Fig 3 - Looking north east

From the platform showing the 'badly' placed mirror.

Fig 4 - Looking south west

Fig 4 - Looking south west

Fig 5 - Looking south west

Fig 5 - Looking south west

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