Farrington Gurney Halt's ticket office, Somerset, 1936.
© National Railway Museum / Science & Society Picture Library -- All rights reserved
Halts were small stations that were not staffed, and had no signals. They meant that the railway companies could provide stops in villages, without the expense of building a station. Farrington Gurney only had one track and one platform. It was not staffed, and had no signals. Passengers had to buy their tickets from a tiny office behind the Miner's Arms public house.