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    Hiya peeps:)


    This was a little visit I did back last year and have wanted to go back for a second look (with a tripod) but have never got around to it. Rumour has it the place has now got cameras, but then again Iíve heard it hasnít, so a second look is on the cards! :)(pm if you wana cum along).
    Iíve found it very difficult to find any info on the place, infact when I first went there last year I googled it and no reports from any forums came up but now theres quiet a few so maybe some more info will seep into general knowledge. All I can say about the place is that it was a carriage maintenance shed and a parcel depot that once belonged to good old, or not so good old, British Rail.

    It was taken over by EWS, English, Welsh and Scottish Railways in 1996, which then later became DB Schenker Rail UK in 2009. There are some newspapers in the staff rooms dated during 2004 so maybe thats when it finally closed. When I visited the site the place was in full leaf and looked more like one of the Victorian glasshouses at Kew....I have wondered, now that there are some posts online if the place will get used as a huge weed farm by some greedy ďgangstersĒ if they sort the ventilation out:).
    So hereís some pics....

    Remember folks trespassing on the railways is a criminal offence (not ya usual civil jobby we all do without thinking....this slipped me mind at the time but think about it if you got responsibilities...Ēif we got wot??Ē i hear u sigh)








    The roof tops of the carriage depot





    My first view of the place as i got down from the roof...i donít like stepping off the kerb so this was out of my comfort zone as far as climbing goes.....respect to crane crews, how DO you do it!!















    The glass roof was in amazing condition, just a bit grimy but no broken panes at the time...unusual for anywhere in central London thatís derelict!

























    On-camera flash, apologies for big shadow from lens















    I havenít seen this logo for years!







    Bits left behind in one of the offices







    I didnít ignore this sign...i took their word for it:)










    EWS...English lion, Welsh dragon and Scottish stag...i like the simplicity of the logo:)



























    a mental film....the scary bit is thats its true










    That phantom chair dude went berserk, he was lookin for an asylum corridor but could only find this wall

















    Pretty....a weed is just a flower in the wrong place....and i canít arf talk sum shit












    Hope you liked lookin at the pics...happy and safe splorin folks!:)

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    Interesting report that, like the way nature is trying to get hold.
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    Love the report. Period cover to Midnight Express too. I would say that there is no CCTV in that area as it is too derelict. CCTV needs to be either IR if remote of cabled up and a site location.
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    Great report :) When I looked at it on Google Earth I couldn't believe how easy the access looked (as long as you don't mind climbing down )

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    Quote Originally Posted by sennelager66 View Post
    Love the report. Period cover to Midnight Express too. I would say that there is no CCTV in that area as it is too derelict. CCTV needs to be either IR if remote of cabled up and a site location.
    thanks for that useful bit of info...must insert into brain and click save:)

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    Excellent stuff, looks a lovely site especially with a bit of sun coming through that old roof. Thanks for sharing!
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    Ooooo.... gravity defying chairs? No wonder British Rail was sold off with such amazing secret technology.

    I think they should bring back hanging for anyone caught trespassing on the railways... ;)

    All that AND one of the best books I ever read! :)

    *sighs...

    Cracking report mate, really enjoyed it. And I had no idea that was there!
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    Amazing,great photos thanks for sharing.

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    Default Great set of good studies


    I know about how difficult it is to get into ex BRB sites - Thank you centralheatking

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    Excellent report, and you have got some great shots there. ;)

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