SU1583 : Swindon Town Station 1968

taken 56 years ago, near to Swindon, England

Swindon Town Station 1968
Swindon Town Station 1968
The former Swindon Town Station on the Midland and South Western Junction railway that ran from Cheltenham to Andover. The gentleman standing on the platform will be waiting a long time for a passenger train as these were withdrawn in the early 1960's. By 1968 the only remaining traffic was to the oil depot just beyond the station, from the link with the main line at Rushey Platt, and even this was discontinued a few months after this photo was taken. The station itself is already in a sorry state in this picture with the buildings on the far platform in an advanced state of dereliction.

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Geographical Context: Lowlands City, Town centre Railways
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Station [8] Other Photos: · Businesses on Signal Way, Swindon ·
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Gordon Hatton   (more nearby)
Date Taken
March 1968   (more nearby)
Friday, 31 January, 2014
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1568 8341 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.9620N 1:46.5157W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1565 8343
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Image classification(about): Geograph · First in 5 Years (TPoint) (about)
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