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' This yard dealt with Southampton's local good traffic. Today it is the Southampton Freightliner Terminal, which deals with a lot of traffic from the nearby container terminal as well as local traffic. In effect it is an overflow terminal from the larger terminal to the south of the line west of the graving dock that is inside the modern dock complex. When the graving dock was built it was the end of the Southern Railway development at Southampton. The modern container port extended the port still further inland almost to the some degree as Western Docks had extended the old town docks. The London model for dock development was to move down stream, whereas the Southampton model was to move up stream. Discuss! It would make a good traditional geography question. '