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#1 caravanman

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 09:01 AM

This station still looks more interesting than those Amshacks!  Built in 1851.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...entral-42194355

 

 

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 03:32 PM

I have never been to *any* of the stations mentioned, except most of the "most-used, of course. :P

I'd love to spend more time traveling in Britain, but I'm not seeing that happening any time soon.


Edited by oregon pioneer, 01 December 2017 - 03:34 PM.

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 04:07 PM

Good stuff Eddie! 😎

We have lots of similar "Forgotten" Stations here in the Colonies, just not as Old. 😁😊
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Posted 01 December 2017 - 06:34 PM

Brits seem obsessed with "least used stations." Some station has to be the least used. It seems like the "least used" only have a few trains a day or are located in rural areas not near anything with no parking. I don't know what else could be expected. 



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Posted 02 December 2017 - 06:13 AM

Brits seem obsessed with "least used stations." Some station has to be the least used. It seems like the "least used" only have a few trains a day or are located in rural areas not near anything with no parking. I don't know what else could be expected. 

 

I guess we find it interesting that isolated stations with so few passengers still stay open, still provide a public service. I wouldn't say Brits are obsessed with the issue. Royal weddings, yes, train stations not so much... :D


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Posted 02 December 2017 - 02:00 PM

Check out Geoff Marshall's videos on YouTube.  He has a whole series of "Least Used Station in (region, county, city)."  He and his girlfriend also did a series where they visited "All the Stations" in England, Wales and Scotland.  At the least used station in the UK (which was located in the middle of a farm field with a small country road crossing the tracks), they managed to get a group of people that was more than the yearly users of the station. They were on the platform and flagged down one of the few trains that served the station (which is a "request stop") and pushed the station up the list of least of used stations. Of course, another station then became the least used station. The whole series is great fun. 


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