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26 minutes ago, nigb55009 said:

Birmingham, near Moor St Station.

 

Right City, wrong station and banana store but you're not too far off.

 

Curzon Street, top yard.

 

Turntable is directly behind the photographer of this pic.

 

https://www.warwickshirerailways.com/lms/lnwrcs2146.htm

 

Old Maps:

 

https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/407858/287146/13/100765

 

From about the same spot:

 

https://goo.gl/maps/sJhuPDd1cktRycSm8

 

 

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I must admit, I did use the old interweb. I always thought Fyffes, Geest etc, had warehouses at docks rather than inland. I assumed trains were run by the railway companies themselves rather than as company block train. Everyday`s a school day, as they say.

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1 hour ago, nigb55009 said:

I must admit, I did use the old interweb. I always thought Fyffes, Geest etc, had warehouses at docks rather than inland. I assumed trains were run by the railway companies themselves rather than as company block train. Everyday`s a school day, as they say.

 

They could have both.  In my hometown of Preston, (when they had a dock and a banana trade), they had banana warehouses on the docks, but there was also a ripening warehouse part way up the Longridge branch where green bananas were ripened for sale.

 

In order to reach this ripening warehouse, the train had to go from the dock, up into Preston station, then reverse direction and head off towards Longridge.  To further complicate matters, the Dock branch & the Longridge branch were on opposite sides of Preston station.

 

This Flickr photo shows some inset tracks & bananas being loaded into vans.

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/rpsmithbarney/4640221919

 

Sorry, I don't know which banana company operated out of Preston.

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6 hours ago, nigb55009 said:

I always thought Fyffes, Geest etc, had warehouses at docks rather than inland.

 This was what was left of the rail connected Geest banana distribution Centre that was right next door to Shildon marshalling yard. I have negs of the place being built during 1960/1961 so it was comparatively recent.

 

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The rails in the road are probably the only original part of the yards left. The "Banana Factory" was demolished after a suspected arson attack.

The original buildings are currently still shown on Google Streets. Spin the view round and your'e in the museum.

 

https://goo.gl/maps/D44oSySG8a9V9F336

 

It all looks quite rural in this view .

 

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I remember when i first started on BR some of the old hand drivers and guards used to talk about picking through bunches of bananas that had been sent to Ince Moss tip near Wigan for disposal because they had been damaged  in transit. The ones in the middle of the bunch were still edible, this was just after WW2, so bananas were quite a treat at the time.

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These photos were taken at Sutton harbour Marina, Plymouth.  I wish I could have taken a better shot, but parked cars were in the way.

 

A short piece of dual gauge track is evident. I recall reading somewhere that this is the only remaining section of Brunel’s broad gauge track still in situ.  However, I stand to be corrected on that.

 

John

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On 14/05/2021 at 23:15, unravelled said:

A 2013 ground level view of one of the scissors crossovers  adjacent to the King George V dock. The road behind the gates to the left is the cab rank for   London City airport. This picture is from the footbridge at the DLR station.1-RIMG1448.JPG.f5f1fd356c215bea7a84a42b0228e6ee.JPG

 

North of Kings Cross, across the canal, part of the Goods depot complex has been converted for Central St Martins art school. The development has retained various  sections of inset track.04-RIMG3231.JPG.a972967d03ccca84e8fb93c8878f86df.JPG

 

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Dave

 

 

I used to work at Kings Cross before it was redeveloped....

The wagon turntable as it originally was

 

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One thought it was going to be there forever..... i never did photograph the coal drops.

 

When they redeveloped,  I believe all the track was lifted, stored and replaced 'somewhere like....'

 

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and this other original....

 

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22 hours ago, nigb55009 said:

I must admit, I did use the old interweb. I always thought Fyffes, Geest etc, had warehouses at docks rather than inland. I assumed trains were run by the railway companies themselves rather than as company block train. Everyday`s a school day, as they say.

 

As well as a racecourse, Lingfield had a banana related claim to fame.

 

Mike.

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40 minutes ago, Enterprisingwestern said:

 

As well as a racecourse, Lingfield had a banana related claim to fame.

 

Mike.

Someone (Eric Kemp?) recently published , possibly on here, a collection of photos of the ripening depots. Amongst other locations of ripening facilities were Barnstaple and Warminster.

 

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46 minutes ago, Enterprisingwestern said:

As well as a racecourse, Lingfield had a banana related claim to fame.

 

Wot! You haven't lived there as well?  I never saw the Blue plaque.

 

There's me thinking, "Lingfield" was the  Woolworths version of Marks & Spencer's, "St. Micheal".

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Unplanned find when I had a look around Low Moor [Bradford area].  Inset tracks remain in a vacant yard behind platform 1 of the station.  The tracks seem relatively modern, rather than survivors of the long-past railway complexities in the area. 

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These would be the remains of the Transperience museum, the tram depot and railway depot were here. Opened 1995, closed 1997.

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On 05/06/2021 at 13:42, Porcy Mane said:

There's me thinking, "Lingfield" was the  Woolworths version of Marks & Spencer's, "St. Micheal".

Winfield from Woolies? 

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On 06/06/2021 at 11:15, Engineer said:

Unplanned find when I had a look around Low Moor [Bradford area].  Inset tracks remain in a vacant yard behind platform 1 of the station.  The tracks seem relatively modern, rather than survivors of the long-past railway complexities in the area. 

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Transperience

 

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On 03/04/2021 at 18:13, Axlebox said:

Hi

 

I think that is the road crossing prior to the entrance to the high staiths

 

Cheers

 

Paul

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Vancouver yesterday:

 

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The pillars support the Skytrain (rapid transit) line and the BNSF/CN/Via/ Amtrak/Rocky Mountaineer line into Vancouver is behind the fence on the extreme left. There used to be rail-served warehouses along both sides of this stretch of line. Many of the warehouses are still there, but now no 

rail connections.

 

 

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This is thread I could lose myself in, there is something eerie about abandoned lengths of railway half-buried in tarmac or concrete.

 

These pics are from almost across the road from The Anchor and Hope pub on the South bank of the Thames, just near the Barrier.  There must have been an enormous amount of track around that part of the river, 50-60 years ago.  What radius are these curves?!

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23 minutes ago, Northmoor said:

There must have been an enormous amount of track around that part of the river, 50-60 years ago.

 

Oooh! Bottleworks wharf!  Big connections with Sunderland & Seaham  (Dawdon to be more precise).

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