Prototype "Down the cinder path..." or the last of 72C

Discussion in 'Gallery' started by AJC, 30 November 2015.

  1. AJC

    AJC Western Thunderer

    I've never really been one to frequent loco sheds - they don't hold that much appeal to me - but some of the ephemera that survives around former railway sites are always of some interest and here is exactly the kind of entrance route described in the loco' shed guides for spotters of the 1950s. Just an anonymous path?

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    This was the foot entrance into Yeovil Town shed - all the brick retaining walls are about ten years old, associated with the redevelopment of Yeovil's 'Old Station car park'. The fence, however, has been there rather longer.

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    Lest there be any doubt, at the top of the slope, the remains of a gate (still in Southern Region cream) and a few bits of Exmouth Junction's most typical concrete fence panel.

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    Finally, lost among the trees for much of the year, another Exmouth Junction Concrete Works product:

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