SZ0278 : Swanage Railway goods shed, Swanage

near to Swanage, Dorset, Great Britain

Swanage Railway goods shed, Swanage
Swanage Railway goods shed, Swanage
Quite a large stone-built structure, west of Swanage Station, adjacent to the bus station. The London & South Western Railway didn't reach Swanage until 1885, quite late in the great era of railway building. The goods shed - built from local materials - looks as if it may date from those late Victorian times. The Swanage Railway's restoration represents it as it was in the late 1930's - in the colours of the Southern Railway. Many buildings on the Southern Region of British Railways continued in these colours into the 1960's. A few structures on the national system wear the SR bright green to the present day: TQ2550 : Signalbox at Reigate station.

Swanage has an engine-shed, but only a very small one, so the goods shed now serves as the railway's main workshop.
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2009
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Friday, 16 October, 2009   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 16 February, 2011
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Railway building   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 027 789 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:36.5939N 1:57.7243W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 027 788
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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