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Report - Canfranc engine shed/sidings, Spain, August 2016

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by HughieD, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. HughieD

    HughieD 28DL Regular User
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    Jan 15, 2013
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    Hope you aren’t sick of Canfranc yet as here comes report three. In some ways this bit is the most photogenic (if you like rusting railway porn). If you continue down the tracks past all the goods sheds and keep going, on your left you will come to the engine sheds. These are a bit special as the turntable is still in situ. You could be forgiven for missing them but I’d spotted them on Google Earth. Anyhow – enough waffle. Here’s the pix.

    Ooohhh…now this looks interesting:

    29011793592_100c6cedc1_b.jpg img6375 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    VERY interesting!

    29011754962_8c0874c935_b.jpg img6376 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Did they really turn the turntable by hand?!

    29117114985_d535a3dc67_b.jpg img6379 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Let’s have a nose inside:

    28830342840_bb48aa27b0_b.jpg img6381 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    There’s even some half-decent graff:

    28830310530_2205637c66_b.jpg img6385 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Doesn’t look like the sheds have been used for a while:

    29084153566_d1bee5e0e4_b.jpg img6386 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Nature reclaims the water pump:

    29011577892_ab7d7a1747_b.jpg img6387 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Missed that bit of graff first time around:

    29011523382_df01f259f6_b.jpg img6388 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    OK – back we head:

    29084030036_983fabf2d3_b.jpg img6391 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Another old goods shed:

    28494874144_961019d134_b.jpg img6395 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Love the old info signs:

    28494906174_9d93517156_b.jpg img6392 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And the old crane:

    29124916395_efeee9744f_b.jpg img6399 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Here’s its big brother:

    29092080396_9453df3e9f_b.jpg img6404 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And the daddy, an overhead crane:

    28838126120_68e0fa440b_b.jpg img6403 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    29124749695_0082de7e29_b.jpg img6405bw by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Time for some rolling-stock porn:

    28506185013_6734b4f5a0_b.jpg img6402 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Last train to nowhere:

    28837996690_66f08b7e9c_b.jpg img6407 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    29047592681_f94745066b_b.jpg img6408 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And back to the main station again:

    29116781655_13171cdf2c_b.jpg img6396 by HughieDW, on Flickr
    These rooms are a bit trashed:

    29116697785_2df71dcfd1_b.jpg img6397 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    These buildings just north of the main station are slightly better condition:

    29047549711_ef7db88386_b.jpg img6447 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    But only just:

    29019627372_b444638346_b.jpg img6448 by HughieDW, on Flickr

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  2. Bolts

    Bolts 28DL Regular User
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    Had a turntable on my list for a while, that one is gorgeous. Liking all this spanish railway stuff at the moment
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  3. Oxygen Thief

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    Nice to see the not-so-touristy parts of Canfranc ! Not that many people go there anyway.
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  4. HughieD

    HughieD 28DL Regular User
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    Deffo a bit under the radar at the moment. Be interesting to see how things change if and when they get the station fully restored.
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  5. MoonDog

    MoonDog 28DL Full Member
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    Apr 10, 2016
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    What an amazing place! Superb pics :thumb
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