This railway yard is on the outskirts of Cambridge. It was primarily used as a depot to assemble new track panels and concrete sleepers. In later years it was used for general freight.
Not much remains on site now – a few old buildings and a couple of wagons. A couple of aggregate trains visit every week – one area of the yard has been taken over by a huge pile of stones. The old control tower used to occupy this area.
The weighbridge was used for.. ugh, weighing wagons. If they were too heavy then they wouldn’t be allowed out.. The face of the scales has been smashed up by scallies.
This was used to assemble track panels I think. A small narrow gauge railway also entered the shed at one end. There is also a boiler and (huge) fuse panel inside..
Three railway wagons were on site – an old coal hopper and the burnt out frames of two old vans.
Back in 1999 over 100 wagons were on site but these have been cut up. Some remains of the cut up vehicles are still evident, including an old crane.
There are a few other buildings of interest. One seems to be a mess (both meanings of the word).
And the others are buildings. I’m not sure what they were for.
Some random bits were scattered around…