The Remains of Britain's Steam Age Railway
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The photographs and some diagrams on these pages will be of any sites of railway interest,
either still operational or long since closed but from the Steam era, with a few exceptions.
My travels around the country and the images I take are increasing at a rapid rate so
rather than wait until I can update a new route on The Structures pages, recent and sometimes
not so recent shots will be posted here along with anything I think may be
of interest, hence they will not be in any specific order.
I have now started a new section, 101- these are for shots going back in time from 2011.
An Index is available, which will cover both sections, please click on the map below.

Most of the sites illustrated are on private land and permission was granted to take photographs,
even on Network Rail property, I find a polite request saves a lot of hassle
and is rarely turned down, so always ask first.

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or observations.
I hope you find the pages as fascinating to look at as I found in visiting the sites.

Many thanks for visiting.

Link to the pre 2011 Pages

Link to pages
31-60

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Monmouth River Bridge

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Station Tunnel portal at Monmouth Troy, quickly getting lost in the undergrowth.

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Monmouth Troy Station site, awaiting its allocation of new housing.

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Monmouth Viaduct, showing the signs of neglect, one wonders how much longer it will stand, as nature may beat the bulldozers to it.

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Monmouth River Bridge, like Usk in need of some paint but a lovely shade of red even on a dull afternoon.

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Monmouth River Bridge. Something will have to be done about that decking before cyclist's can have a comfortable ride.
There are random holes in the steel,were chairs bolted straight on the steel or sleepers attached first?

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Monmouth River Bridge. A walker tries to get his stride pattern right.

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Raglan Station awaiting its move to a Welsh museum of industry, or similar.

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Raglan Station with its grandstand view of the dual carraigeway.

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Usk Station. A rather tortuous entrance to the Station from the road, was this the only entrance?
On the extreme left can be seen a portion of the later steel extension to the underbridge.

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Usk Tunnel Station portal, being consumed by nature.

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Usk Tunnel Eastern portal, faring a little better than the Station portal.

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Usk Viaduct, although in need of some paint a gorgeous shade of red.

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The road bridge at Usk Station, at sometime it was widened with a steel span on the other side to take a third track. Was this for a bay?

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Usk Goods Shed.

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Usk Goods Shed, almost as
BR left it.

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Usk Goods Shed, some distance over the river from the Station.

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Tetbury Goods Shed.

Note the pretend Broad Gauge Tracks in the tarmac, although the rails are real enough.

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Tetbury Goods Shed, nice reminder of its origins.

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Tetbury Station with a pretend Turntable using sleepers, one presumes this was intentional, although I doubt on the site of the original.

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Tetbury Goods Shed, with the remains of the Cattle dock on the left.

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Tetbury Cattle Dock, a curious survivor in the landscaped Station site.

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Malmesbury Engine Shed, nice to see the Railway is not forgotten by the locals.

Malmesbury Station Trackplan

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Malmesbury Engine Shed.

Kwik Fit should be congratulated at their upkeep of ex transport buildings, as this is not the only one they own.

Nailsworth 1922

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Nailsworth Station

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Railway Hotel at Nailsworth, although a little walk from the Station. but more convenient for the town.

Woodchester 1920

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Woodchester Station, which was to the right of the car. The only remains being the Crossing Keepers Cottage.

Stroud Midland 1923

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The truncated Wallbridge Viaduct on the Midland Branch to Stroud, it presumably only survived because of the businesses under the arches.

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Stroud GW Station, a little plain considering the location.

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Stroud GW Goods Shed, a very elaborate and attractive affair, to the left of the offices there is a matching arch for road vehicles. It would make a lovely model.

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Stroud GW Station. Well tended by its current owners.

Lea Tunnel is at the top of the climb from Grange Court.

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Lea (Boxbush) Tunnel South portal, surpringly clear of foliage.

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Lea (Boxbush) Tunnel North portal, a little more overgrown than its partner.

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