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PP002 Southminster in the 1980s and 1990s

  • PP002  Southminster in the 1980s and 1990s

NEW AUGUST 2016. A set of 35 coloured snapshots recording the railway buildings at Southminster from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s. What each picture may lack in sharpness is made up for by its rarity and interest.

The file starts with a page of introduction, followed by a single-page map of the station and its approaches to illustrate the locations of the photographs. Then come 18 pages, mostly containing two of the photos as shown by the thumbnail.

The pictures are arranged in sections: platform views before electrification; platform views after electrification; the station viewed from the approach road; various lineside features (including the buffer stops, signal box, some of the signals and the nuclear flask train); the goods shed; and a single view of an example of a railway cottage.

All these photos were taken as part of a survey of the buildings by our one-time member, the late Norman Toogood. His son generously donated them to the Society. He also used the results of his father's survey to produce scale drawings of the station, a pair of railway cottages and the Station Hotel, and he was keen to make these available as well to anyone interested. We have already done that by issuing D35.CD. That CD has all the drawings, plus the photos that appear in this file and a further 36 shots illustrating the hotel.

You may therefore select the CD. Alternatively, if the railway photos are your main interest you are advised to opt for this file. It is cheaper, there is no postage to pay and it will be available to download as soon as payment has been made. You go to your account and click on ‘Downloads’. New customers create an account as they place their order.

Also part of CD/DVD bundle D35.CD
Pages 20
File Size (MB) 4.1

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