Category Archives: Railway

Cambois Railway Depot – Northumberland

Cambois railway depot was a thriving depot up until the mid 1990s. The locomotives based there were mainly used by the nearby power station, which required huge amounts of coal trains to feed it. The power station closed and trains … Continue reading

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Tyne Yard Signal Box – Gateshead

Tyne Yard, on the outskirts of Newcastle was once one of the largest railway yards in the country. A decline in the railway freight system meant the yard was drastically downsized. This signal box controlled the yard and much of … Continue reading

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Firepool Pumphouse – Taunton

Sitting between the main railway line and one of the canals in Taunton is the Firepool Pumphouse. It was used to get water from the canals, and store it in the huge tank on top, ready for filling steam trains … Continue reading

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Railway Coach Graveyard – Yorkshire

For those that remember, I visited a “graveyard” for railway coaches in Warwickshire a few months ago. I thought 8ish coaches dumped in the middle of nowhere was impressive. Well today, that was topped with 37 coaches and a loco! … Continue reading

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Railway Coach Graveyard – Worcestershire

I thought I should include something a little different. It’s not a huge factory, asylum, or even a petrol station. It’s a few railway coaches. “Dumped” in a quarry/old airfield. The place is totally weird. A few of the coaches … Continue reading

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Exmouth Junction Railway Depot – Exeter

Exmouth Junction was built as a locomotive depot in 1885. The locomotive depot closed in 1967, but carriages and wagons continued to receive repairs there for a few more years.

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Chesterton Junction Railway Yard – Cambridge

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 – … Continue reading

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