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Pictures of quaint small goods yards in the 70s-90s


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34 minutes ago, Fat Controller said:

The works was on the left-hand side, between the Folkestone and Cheriton exits from the M20. The site's largely been flattened, and is used as bus stabling for Cross-Keys, and as a sorting/ processing area for demolition waste. 

 

What was the Debenhams store on Sandgate Road in Folkestone was also part of  Martin Walters empire.

 

We holidayed in Folkestone in 1967, and I bought my very first brand new Hornby Dublo, a TPO set, from there

 

 

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3 hours ago, Simon Lee said:

 

What was the Debenhams store on Sandgate Road in Folkestone was also part of  Martin Walters empire.

 

We holidayed in Folkestone in 1967, and I bought my very first brand new Hornby Dublo, a TPO set, from there

 

 

I don't know about the Debenhams ( currently closed as a shop, but serving as a vacination centre ) being part of their empire. I do know they had branches elsewhere in Kent. I believe they did estate-car conversions on behalf of Vauxhall.

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8 hours ago, Simon Lee said:

 

The Palvans in the photo were in the very local flow of imported foam rubber from Belgium.

 

Large sheets of the stuff would arrive via the Ostend steamer as ordinary cargo, and be off loaded by crane and loaded to the Palvans, usually 3 or 4 per day.

The vans were tripped as the last job of the Calais end pilot via Dover town to the Priory goods shed for offloading to road vehicles. IIRC, the ultimate destination was Martin Walter's at Folkestone who, at the time built the Dormobile camper van bodies.

 

The locals who I spoke to remembered about generally 8 / 9 vans for the flow, it been quite renumrative as all the moves were encompassed in existing booked moves. 

 

Thanks for the explanation , a traffic flow that I had never previously heard of.  It must be a prime contender for the shortest revenue freight flow on the SED, if not the SR.  I wonder if the wagons and/or Priory Goods Shed acted as a buffer store for the material prior to delivery to Martin Walker's.

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44 minutes ago, SED Freightman said:

Thanks for the explanation , a traffic flow that I had never previously heard of.  It must be a prime contender for the shortest revenue freight flow on the SED, if not the SR.  I wonder if the wagons and/or Priory Goods Shed acted as a buffer store for the material prior to delivery to Martin Walker's.

Possibly the Priory goods shed was the store, it's one of those flows that you stumble across in the process of mess room chats. 

Certainly the max speed restriction on the Palvans would not have been an issue

 

 

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4 hours ago, RobA2345 said:

This thread is superb! Anyway here's my contribution I think I found in another thread on here (surprised it hadn't featured already). They were just in my 'inspirations' folder.


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Nice. I especially like the shots showing the yellow NCL trucks and what I'm guessing are Rentco trailers.

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3 hours ago, montyburns56 said:

 

 

Nice. I especially like the shots showing the yellow NCL trucks and what I'm guessing are Rentco trailers.

There seemed to be a couple of Freightliner boxes on trailers, as well. I wonder what those Insulfishes were being used for as well.

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21 hours ago, RobA2345 said:

This thread is superb! Anyway here's my contribution I think I found in another thread on here (surprised it hadn't featured already). They were just in my 'inspirations' folder.


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Wonderful pictures. Many thanks for posting. I'm always intrigued to see traditional goods depots in use in the Blue era. I particularly like the second picture which features that railway modelling cliche, a (in this case 1:1) figure sitting on a pile of wood in the goods yard.

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On 25/06/2021 at 15:09, RobA2345 said:

This thread is superb! Anyway here's my contribution I think I found in another thread on here (surprised it hadn't featured already). They were just in my 'inspirations' folder.


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A quick search found some of the photos and their owner here:

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, montyburns56 said:

Chillington Basin 1985

 

08xxx [DBR4-109]

 

 

If I remember right, as well as serving as an overflow to the main Wolverhampton steel terminal on the other side of the main line (ie behind the camera), there was access to a BOC depot via the curved line on the right.

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12 hours ago, montyburns56 said:

Barely on topic, but a great picture so....

 

British Oak, Crigglestone 1985 by Jamerail

 

12122, 08016, D2049 [JC6-164]

 

Its a wonder they didnt get me in the pic, from the other end

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53 minutes ago, montyburns56 said:

Slightly OT again, but this would make a nice little diorama.

 

Hereford Wagon Repair Yard 1985

 

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I'm sure someone started a thread with the same thoughts a few years ago.

 

Edit: here you go!

 

 

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1 hour ago, montyburns56 said:

Slightly OT again, but this would make a nice little diorama.

 

Hereford Wagon Repair Yard 1985

 

B556105 MCV [DBR3-131]

 

As Rambling Rich says, been there, done that (thanks for the link to my topic :) ). It can be great fun modelling a real location, even if I chose to replace the timber yard at Hereford with something different. 

Not a "quaint goods yard" but my latest project is also the result of 1 photo and a good dig around the internet to find out more about the location. I should have enough to start a topic for the layout fairly soon. 

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9 hours ago, HillsideDepot said:

As Rambling Rich says, been there, done that (thanks for the link to my topic :) ). It can be great fun modelling a real location, even if I chose to replace the timber yard at Hereford with something different. 

Not a "quaint goods yard" but my latest project is also the result of 1 photo and a good dig around the internet to find out more about the location. I should have enough to start a topic for the layout fairly soon. 

 

I really liked Drew's sidings so I'll be looking forward to seeing your new project. I like the way layouts are created based on a photo of a real location, something I can't seem to manage. 

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Here's my contribution, St Erth in 1976, still despatching milk to London. "Western Reliance" is the loco.

 

This picture (suitably cleaned up and improved) will be appearing in Wild Swan's new book on diesel hydraulics, see here for a few more details.

 

simon

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