The rail to nowhere

The question “what’s the point?” has been asked about Berney Arms station ever since its creation in the 1840s. One might assume the pub was the reason for putting it there, but that isn’t the case. It is there because Thomas Trench Berney, who owned the land, was ready to sell to the railway company only on the condition that a station be put there “in perpetuity”.

— David McKie, The rail to nowhere