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Down side buildings, facing platform 2

We will start this section at the north end of platform 2 (down) and work our way towards the southern end of the station. To give a wider perspective most of the photographs of the buildings on platform 2 were taken from platform 1.

A general view of platform 2 from platform 1. Copyright Image - Mel Smith
A general view of platform 2 from platform 1. Copyright Image - Mel Smith
We are positioned on platform 2 / 3 adjacent to the bay, with the north face of the station buildings in view. Copyright Image - Mel Smith
We are positioned on platform 2 / 3 adjacent to the bay, with the north face of the station buildings in view. Copyright Image - Mel Smith
A view across to platform 2 from platform 1. This building was formerly the down side Refreshment Room which closed in the 1960s. Copyright Image - Mel Smith
A view across to platform 2 from platform 1. This building was formerly the down side Refreshment Room which closed in the 1960s. Copyright Image - Mel Smith

 

Another view of Platform 2 viewed from platform 1. This again shows the former down side Refreshment Room to the right of the gap. Copyright Image - Mel Smith
Another view of Platform 2 viewed from platform 1. This again shows the former down side Refreshment Room to the right of the gap. Copyright Image - Mel Smith
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A general view of the buildings on platform 2 looking south. Copyright Image - Mel Smith
A general view of the buildings on platform 2 looking south. Copyright Image - Mel Smith
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A view across the tracks from Platform 1 showing the buildings at the south end of the station on Platform 2. Copyright Image - Mel Smith
A view across the tracks from Platform 1 showing the buildings at the south end of the station on Platform 2. Copyright Image - Mel Smith
This building on platform 2 running south from the footbridge contained the Ladies Waiting Room, accessed through the double door. Copyright Image - Mel Smith
This building on platform 2 running south from the footbridge contained the Ladies Waiting Room, accessed through the double door. Copyright Image - Mel Smith
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Platform 2 viewed from Platform 1. The wooden screen concealed the entrance to the Gents' toilet. Copyright Image - Mel Smith
Platform 2 viewed from Platform 1. The wooden screen concealed the entrance to the Gents' toilet. Copyright Image - Mel Smith
A general view of the buildings on platform 2 looking north. Copyright Image - Mel Smith
A general view of the buildings on platform 2 looking north. Copyright Image - Mel Smith
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Caption to follow. Copyright Image - Mel Smith
The south end of the main range of buildings on the down platform viewed from Platform 1. The building opposite on the left was the Lamp Room, where oil lamps of all kinds were filled, trimmed and repaired. On the right, in the Tranship Area, consignments of goods awaiting onward shipment by passenger train were stored and sorted. Copyright Image - Mel Smith
The south end of the main range of buildings on the down platform viewed from Platform 1. The building opposite on the left was the Lamp Room, where oil lamps of all kinds were filled, trimmed and repaired. On the right, in the Tranship Area, consignments of goods awaiting onward shipment by passenger train were stored and sorted. Copyright Image - Mel Smith
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We are nearly at the end of our stroll along the platform. This is the south end of Platform 2, looking north. The shed on the left was used by the GPO (General Post Office) as a lockup store for mail awaiting transfer onto northbound trains. Copyright Image - Mel Smith
We are nearly at the end of our stroll along the platform. This is the south end of Platform 2, looking north. The shed on the left was used by the GPO (General Post Office) as a lockup store for mail awaiting transfer onto northbound trains. Copyright Image - Mel Smith
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This 1981 colour shot shows the south end of platform 2. In the distance a deltic hauled service departs for the north. Copyright Image - Mel Smith

 


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