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    Here it is, the original lure to the world of Urban Exploration (for me). A relic just sitting behind the train station. So locked up, so derelict, so forbidden, so damned tempting.
    Not entirely certain of its history, it's near the train station so I thought it may have been a workshop for the trains and carriages at one point but it might not be that old and a little bit of research hasn't brought me any closer to knowing.

    This is what I could capture on my phone (once again I was wasting time before another commitment the day I took these) You could consider this a 'part 1, an eventual part 2 will involve my actually managing to find a way in and climbing the stairs to the first floor - but only if I think it's safe.

    So, here we go. Enjoy the pictures

    The building in question from across the railway tracks


    the 'shed' viewed from the right-hand side


    a better look


    a look into the smaller shed attached to it, nothing much to see in here but interesting to see the decay in here


    a view of the building from the front, it looks like there were more windows on the first floor but they've been filled in with breezeblocks at some point, so have some of the lower ones and the ones that aren't a firmly blocked up


    Left-hand side of the building, you can see that the glass in the window on the top floor has all been either broken or stolen




    looking in through the gap in one of the doors, looking at all the rubbish on the floor, I'm clearly not the first person to want to get in here - I do want to climb those stairs, if it's safe and see the first floor, even if there's nothing there but more rubbish.


    Through one of the windows - I'm definitely not the first person around this area, one of the local graffiti artists has got in and left a mark


    the other side of the big room with the 'yuck' graffiti


    That's all I have, hopefully I'll find time (and the right protective shoe wear) to get in and do a part 2 at some point before the year's end.

    EDIT: Thanks everyone for helping me decide it's a warehouse and (*deep sigh of mild disappointment*) nothing to do with trains and/or fixing them. Oh well, can't blame a girl for letting her imagination run wild so close to the train tracks ;)
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    Oh dear, Evelynn, you've gone and taken that first forbidden step, there's no going back now, your one of us, Welcome along, from your pics it looks interesting enough to have a nose around inside and you are right about needing the right footwear and checking the stairs are safe, in fact the whole second story might be dodgy, Stay Safe and Thanks
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    Welcome to the forum, and good luck exploring the second floor. :)

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    Nice set of images. However this had nothing to do with the Railways at any time of its occupation. The angle iron on the top of the brick gable end is probably the old 3 phase electrical feed to the fuse/control board in the premises for the electrical equipment and is the main clue to its civilian use and points to the workshop being used in the inter war years at least.

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    Thanks :) I honestly had absolutely no idea what the building was used for, the town history is woefully negligent about this. as one side has a giant sliding metal door, you can see why my imagination ran off with me and made me think it must be something to do with the trains nearby ;)
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    Looks like it was used for some kind of maintenance or the repair of vehicles. There's no rails going in or out so it cannot be used for railway wagon repair. Maybe your second visit will reveal a bit more.
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    Assorted warehouses back in the 80's when I lived near there. Some did have direct access but not the ones at the bridge end (which from memory that one is).

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    Addictive isn't it
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    Nice find MissEvelynn, and lovely pics :)

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