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Report - abandoned railway station in the south wales valleys

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by gkb, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. gkb

    gkb Guest
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    Hello all.

    A few months ago back I put up a post about an abandoned railway station that is near where I live:

    http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/showpost.php?p=93678&postcount=120

    I said in the post that I would pay it a visit, and since I needed to test my new camera – I finally got around to it.

    Getting in was a bit tricky – as the rather solid fence:

    solid_gate.jpg

    Had a few gaps in it, just large enough for me to squeeze through:

    fence_holes.jpg

    The station was rather disappointing – I was hoping for old railway wagons, goods sheds, etc. All that was left of the station was the platforms, and some iron railings.

    On the plus side my camera worked perfectly!
    I can now use it for a couple of other, more spectacular sites I have had my eye on for a while.

    Anyway, here are the best of the photos for anyone who is interested:

    platform_looking_south.jpg
    far_platform_looking_south.jpg

    platforms.jpg
    more_platforms.jpg
    on_platform_looking_south.jpg

    track_level_looking_south.jpg
    track_level_looking_north.jpg

    siding.jpg
    relay_box.jpg

    original_railings.jpg
    railings_from_track.jpg

    track_from_platform.jpg
    platform_from_track.jpg

    spare_track.jpg

    I must be strange in the fact that I find abandoned railway sites (stations, signal boxes, etc) fascinating, and could happily spend all day poking around them!

    As luck would have it I was thumbing through a local history book, and I found some photos of the station when it was in full swing as a passenger station in the sixties:

    platform1.jpg
    platform2.gif
    platform3.jpg

    Makes for an interesting contrast. :)
     

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