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« Reply #2625 on: September 20, 2017, 07:07:02 pm »

Following yesterdays post, I happened to be back in Gypsy Patch Lane, this time with camera.

Just outside Patchway station, towards Parkway:


From opposite the Rolls Royce building - the wires I saw yesterday are at the Hitachi IEP depot:


Nothing in the Welsh direction from Patchway yet:


Not the most picturesque station in Britain.
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« Reply #2626 on: September 20, 2017, 07:09:44 pm »

Probably not the ugliest either. I think that title still goes to Birmingham New St, complete with Eye of Sauron.
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« Reply #2627 on: September 20, 2017, 07:28:13 pm »

Probably not the ugliest either. I think that title still goes to Birmingham New St, complete with Eye of Sauron.

A little harsh these days! Away from the platforms, I quite like New Street, even if I do spend more time walking around it trying to find what I'm looking for than actually doing it. And during a long stopover, I went for a ride on the trams outside - very swish, if not rolling through beautiful scenery.
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« Reply #2628 on: September 21, 2017, 08:26:09 am »

Not the most picturesque station in Britain.

Quite so. All the more reason to relocate it a few hundred metres to the north.
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« Reply #2629 on: September 21, 2017, 10:25:44 am »

Probably not the ugliest either. I think that title still goes to Birmingham New St, complete with Eye of Sauron.

A little harsh these days! Away from the platforms, I quite like New Street, even if I do spend more time walking around it trying to find what I'm looking for than actually doing it. And during a long stopover, I went for a ride on the trams outside - very swish, if not rolling through beautiful scenery.
Sure, it's nowhere near as horrid as it used to be but it's still rather a dark cave. The shopping centre above is much nicer. But still, that Eye of Sauron is a warning...
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