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Midland region and predecessors - Tilbury Riverside on the Thames. Built by the LTSR which was taken over by the Midland in 1912. Sadly the station is no longer there though the buildings still are.

 

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14 minutes ago, mullie said:

Midland region and predecessors - Tilbury Riverside on the Thames. Built by the LTSR which was taken over by the Midland in 1912. Sadly the station is no longer there though the buildings still are.

 

Martyn

Is it a branch line terminus? I suppose it is as the track branched off the mainline.

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It seems that if you can't be beside the seaside, your next choice is Lakeside. 3 votes wins.

 

We are now getting closer to home, and today's subject is country branch line termini on the North East region. Not neccessarily bucolic this time, though there were a few.

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I'll go with Richmond, as the building was and is - now reused - rather marvellous. 

 

Masham was also tempting - it was a busy place when the reservoir building works were going on a 100 years back and Hunslet 0-6-2T "Leeds No.1" was working on the 2ft gauge line.

 

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Chris H

 

 

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I never went there* but I should think Blyth station would have been an interesting terminus; in fact I've seen a very nice model of it in 2mm scale.

 

* I tell a lie, I have been there but on a rail tour a few years ago, and no sign of the station at the end of the present day freight line!

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1 hour ago, 31A said:

I never went there* but I should think Blyth station would have been an interesting terminus; in fact I've seen a very nice model of it in 2mm scale.

 

* I tell a lie, I have been there but on a rail tour a few years ago, and no sign of the station at the end of the present day freight line!

 

 

You wouldn't see where the station was as it was on a different line into the town.

 

Sorry for the thread hijack.

 

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On 15/07/2020 at 23:23, Clive Mortimore said:

I did think of Braintree, in steam days it appeared like a through station but services from both Witham and Bishops Sortford terminated there, there was never a Witham to Bishops Sortford srevice. There were some through freights and summer excursions.

 


Well I’ll be jiggered . I never knew that . The things you learn on RM web! I had a bit of an interest in  Braintree in the Blue DMU era as my future Mrs lived there. She could never understand why when going to Chelmsford we had to drive to the station, get the DMU rattler to Witham then the electric thing to  Chelmsford when we could have just jumped in the car and driven straight to Chelmsford. However, I digress.

Braintree seems to have been a fascinating place in steam days with a shed and loco yard a flair sized goods facilities (wasn’t there a timber yard our brickworks or something there ? I was a member of the Great Eastern Society for a while and they seemed to dig up some lovely pictures and a painting of Braintree in the early 50’s with ancient Great Eastern 0-6-0’s pottering about but I can’t remember anything about no through trains. It seems a bit inefficient to run two trains when one could easily have run the whole journey . How did work with just an up and down line ? Did one train arrive, run round and depart before the other or did one cross from the Up to the Down line as it arrived so passengers just walked over the foot bridge ?
I never thought about it before but would probably be a decent modelling project with trains arriving and departing in different directions.

Its probably another line that would be viable today if it hadn’t been cut off at  Braintree.

Maybe we should have another poll on closed lines that should have been kept open,:P

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