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The most decrepit, derelict station photo challenge


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3 minutes ago, treggyman said:

 

Hi

Cracking picture....

Out of curiosity when was it taken?

 

Cheers Bill

The summer of 1976, w/c 2nd August, the week of my Railrover.

 

Simon

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I was instantly sure it was The Summer of 76, just by the weather. We’ve had a couple of hotter ones since, but that year the sky actually looked like it does in the Mediterranean.

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17 hours ago, chris p bacon said:

You'd be hard pressed to guess which line the Fen Drayton sand trains used at Oakington 

 

I hope the wagons were weighed both at origin and destination, to establish how much of the sand BR had actually delivered !

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23 hours ago, chris p bacon said:

You'd be hard pressed to guess which line the Fen Drayton sand trains used at Oakington :D

 

I was trying to work out what it was, I was thinking it was sawdust or something!

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Leiston station 1975 by Blue-pelican-railway

 

Leiston station (1), 1975

 

If you like these photos and their ilk can I recommend that you spend some time browsing the Photostream of Blue-Pelican-railway as it has literally hundreds of pictures of small (and not so small) pictures of station in the early 70s-80s often in a state of disrepair. Especially interesting are ones of lines closed in the 60s, but still with the infrastructure remaining.

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/blue-pelican-railways/page18

 

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Two things those images have reminded me of:

1. An RM article in the early 80s on scratch-building Felixstowe Beach signal box in 4mm scale;

2. Michael Palin starting the last leg of his Round the World trip, boarding a DMU at Felixstowe Town.

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21 hours ago, Northmoor said:

Two things those images have reminded me of:

1. An RM article in the early 80s on scratch-building Felixstowe Beach signal box in 4mm scale;

 

 

I was wondering why it seemed so familiar!

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I think I visited there in 71/72 as a 9/10 year old on a Lakes family holiday.

 

If I'm right there was a model railway operated by a club in one of the waiting rooms.

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16 minutes ago, chris p bacon said:

I think I visited there in 71/72 as a 9/10 year old on a Lakes family holiday.

 

If I'm right there was a model railway operated by a club in one of the waiting rooms.

Like so many of the closures post-1968, Penrith-Keswick was a mistake.  Virtually every serious re-opening scheme (and plenty of successful preserved railways) in the UK, are lines closed after 1/1/68.

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