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    I went here at the beginning of April (photos).

    Aggregate trains use a couple of the sidings and seem to visit most days (except Sunday...). They demolished the old control rooms to make way for stones. :(


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dab View Post
    I went here at the beginning of April (photos).

    Aggregate trains use a couple of the sidings and seem to visit most days (except Sunday...). They demolished the old control rooms to make way for stones. :(
    Hey Dab, i tried to contact you about your pics a while back but wasn't sure if you were on this forum.

    you mean where the huge piles of stones are there used to be buildings? what kind of size? i tried to google the place but all that came up were the development plans and not a pic of how it used to look.

    sam

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam View Post
    you mean where the huge piles of stones are there used to be buildings? what kind of size? i tried to google the place but all that came up were the development plans and not a pic of how it used to look.
    yah - the aerial photo from a few years ago shows a few buildings. The little one directly under the starting cross still exists (it's full of electrics and was humming) - the ones on the strip above and below it have all gone. Some were two stories high (oooh - I wonder what was in them :( )

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    Cheers for the advice Sam, I managed to have a look around the sidings at the weekend with a friend.
    Nothing new to report that hasn't been mentioned already but have put some photos up here http://www.flickr.com/photos/dukepowers

    Pretty cool site, managed to avoid the locals and the police helicopter that was buzzing overhead for a while :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukepowers View Post
    Cheers for the advice Sam, I managed to have a look around the sidings at the weekend with a friend.
    Nothing new to report that hasn't been mentioned already but have put some photos up here http://www.flickr.com/photos/dukepowers
    hey no probs. you got some super pics there! miles better than i could do with the place!!

    Quote Originally Posted by dukepowers View Post
    Pretty cool site, managed to avoid the locals and the police helicopter that was buzzing overhead for a while :)
    you went this last weekend during strawberry fair? that'll be why the helicopter was out. good time to go somewhere though, half the town is down by the river getting plastered.

    anyway, really nice to see i wasn't the only person to look on a map and think that bare patch of scrubland looked interesting!

    sam

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