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EPW024055 ENGLAND (1928). The railway station, Bridport, 1928

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Title [EPW024055] The railway station, Bridport, 1928
Reference EPW024055
Date September-1928
Link
Place name BRIDPORT
Parish BRIDPORT
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 347406, 93405
Longitude / Latitude -2.7454016246497, 50.737301046635
National Grid Reference SY474934

Pins

Line to West Bay

Jules of Radstock
Saturday 24th of August 2013 07:45:38 AM

MB
Saturday 15th of September 2012 07:25:21 PM
Level crossing gates

MB
Saturday 15th of September 2012 07:24:53 PM
tank engine and train

MB
Saturday 15th of September 2012 07:23:56 PM
Truck to supply gas for lighting in coaches

MB
Saturday 15th of September 2012 07:22:59 PM

MB
Saturday 15th of September 2012 07:22:06 PM
Horse and wagon

MB
Saturday 15th of September 2012 07:21:35 PM

User Comment Contributions

A fascinating photo of Bridport station in it's heyday. A passenger train is just drawing into the Up platform having possibly arrived from West Bay. Drawn by a 0-6-0 pannier tank locomotive the train unusually includes a bogie clerestory vehicle. In due course the train will depart for Maiden Newton where it will connect with main line trains. A large quantity of milk churns can be seen on the platform by the 'Coronation' siding where a milk van stands with doors open for loading or unloading. A track crosses the line at the end of the platforms and next to the railway is the Oil Storage Depot from where the towns Parafin and Petrol supplies were distributed. Supplies were received by rail and a standpipe may be seen adjacent to the depot form which the oil tank cars were unloaded. Below the oil depot is the locomotive shed where the two locomotives that worked the train service were stabled overnight. A long line of railway vans are standing in the goods yard which may indicate a special working of some sort. On an adjacent siding is a line of coal wagons and the shadows indicate that they are in the process of being unloaded. This is a reminder that all domestic and commercial coal was received by rail and indicates the importance of the railway to the business of the town at this time.

gerrybea
Friday 31st of August 2012 03:00:53 PM
Bridport station.

JohnB
Thursday 5th of July 2012 12:06:21 PM