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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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