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    Posted: 17 May 2008 at 10:13
Along the road from the office is Bangor station...


The station was designed by Francis Thompson and opened on 1st May 1848. The main building is little changed.



The station was enlarged in 1927, the up platform being transformed into an island. With the closure of local branches in 1964, the station retracted in size and the new platform now faces onto a car park.

The painted slate BANGOR sign is an original feature.



Chester and Holyhead Railway crest. This company was absorbed into the LNWR which in turn formed a major part of the LMS. These crests exist only at Bangor, the western terminus of the line for almost two years, before completion of the Britannia bridge which enabled the crossing of the Menai Strait and the run across Anglesey to Holyhead. Holyhead is the main port for ferries to Dublin, and the reason the line was built relatively early.



The signal box. At one time there was also a box at the east end of the station, but only this former LNWR structure now survives.



As part of the enlargements and improvements made by the LMS shortly after the 1923 grouping, a new booking office was built.



Plaque inside the booking hall.



In 1952 37 locomotives were based at Bangor motive power depot and 212 men employed. This was in addition to staff engaged in the booking office and goods departments, signalmen, carriage cleaners etc. The depot closed in 1965 but the buildings remain in industrial use.
 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2008 at 12:30
Nice series, very interesting. I like a little education with my morning coffee! Thanks!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2008 at 13:15
Good shots and an interesting bit of history, alan. Here's one of York station from April Foolishness. It doesn't show any of the lovely main building, though...



After just posting St. Pancras shots in the Triptych DPC, I'm not sure if I should post them for a third time here...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2008 at 18:31
Nene Valley



Feel the atmosphere

Edit 1 Jan 11: Noticed that this picture was missing so I've returned it to its rightful place


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Hi Brian: nice picture where you nearly smell the steam, hot oil and burning coal

But I hope you allow me a question: why don't you show your pictures the same way as on your fine and extensive website, without the pseudo-artistic border within the white border. In my opinion the pictures are spoilt by that, in contrast to the crisp way they are on your website which I like much more than the way they are posted here.

Of course it's a matter of taste that I like the other way better and it may well be that others, including yourself, have a different opinion.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2008 at 19:36
Originally posted by pauljg pauljg wrote:

Hi Brian: nice picture where you nearly smell the steam, hot oil and burning coal

Thank you

Originally posted by pauljg pauljg wrote:

why don't you show your pictures the same way as on your fine and extensive website, without the pseudo-artistic border within the white border. In my opinion the pictures are spoilt by that, in contrast to the crisp way they are on your website which I like much more than the way they are posted here.

I had noticed most regular posters have their own identity, and I guess I was experimenting with mine, so that all posts had a common look. I value your view and maybe I should re-think the image.

Think I'll experiment with a different framing style now
 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2008 at 19:38
Originally posted by pauljg pauljg wrote:

why don't you show your pictures the same way as on your fine and extensive website


And thank you for that too

You have no idea how much I have learnt in the past couple of years.

I think I am rather bitten by it now though
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2008 at 20:19
Wow, that could be a "back in the good old days" shot! Plenty of atmosphere with the low sun, nice shot
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2008 at 21:31
Originally posted by bonneville bonneville wrote:

You have no idea how much I have learnt in the past couple of years.



The same is true for me: Dyxum is a fine site for learning things!


And I'm glad there are no bad feelings
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2008 at 21:52
Although I've been a railway (and model railway) enthusiast for a long time (in fact nearly all my life, for as a boy of about 8 I loved seeing the trains running on the viaducts of Rotterdam) it is surprising how few pictures I've taken of stations, usually the trains got all my attention. Even on the following pictures the train seems to be more important than the station: Dortmund HBf (Hbf = HauptBahnhof = Main Station):


Dynax7d, Tamron 28-200mm at 70mm, f/6.7, 1/90s, ISO200

the same with the ICE = Inter City Express entering the station:

Dynax7d, Tamron 28-200mm at 200mm, f/5.6, 1/125s, ISO200



Edited by pauljg - 17 May 2008 at 21:53
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2008 at 22:00
Originally posted by pauljg pauljg wrote:

I'm glad there are no bad feelings


Not at all - that's what I log on for and I do appreciate the feedback.



Edited by bonneville - 18 May 2008 at 09:26
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2008 at 22:10
The main sation in copenhagen



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2008 at 23:30
Charles De Gaulle Airport HSL station.

10 mm f/l


100 mm f/l


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2008 at 23:33
And in contrast a very small one: Boekelo Zoutindustie, a small station on the Museum Buurt Spoorweg in the Netherlands.



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