"Get your things together, twins," Peter said as she opened her bag and stuffed her school hat in it. "We're nearly there."
The train slowed down. High on their left they saw the lighted windows of the signal-box. Over the level crossing and then a flickering oil-lamp showed them - as if they didn't know - that the name was Onnybrook.
They jumped out into six inches of snow and with their luggage round them and waved to the guard as he swung on to the step of his van and called "Good night." Then Dickie sniffed the cold air and said, "Super! I think this is the must beautiful station in the whole world.
Malcolm Saville Wings Over Witchend (1956)There was no snow when I was last at Marshbrook, the model for Saville's Onnybrook. The signal box and station building (on the Shrewsbury to Hereford line) are still there, though passenger services ended only two years after Wings Over Witchend was published.
Goods services lasted a few years longer, and today there is a little industrial estate in what used to the station's surprisingly large yard.
I don't know if Marshbrook was ever the most beautiful station in the world, but I like this photo with the Shropshire hills in the background.
And I can also recommend The Station Inn here too.