Thursday, 8 December 2011

Sidelined


There is only one platform at Wauchope Railway Station. One platform in use. This platform has not been used for a while is my guess. Gradually the land around the station is being leased/sold for community use. The old station master's cottage is being recycled in this way. I suspect this old platform, though, will just settle down to its stumps.

12 comments:

Mark said...

It looks like a goods warehouse. Thanks for your comments this morning they gave me a good laugh.

cara said...

Deliciously shabby! (esp. the bottom one)

I had a look for the signs meme but I couldn't find it. Don't suppose you have a link?

jim said...

That is the former goods shed. The wagons are for cement.

NixBlog said...

Thanks for the comment, Julie.
Enjoy the Picasso Exhibition, it's a wonderful one I;m told!

Ann said...

Nothing quite like rusting corrugate. Like the sepia treatment but there's something about the composition of the second one that grabs me more.

Peter said...

Looks beyond saving. Sepia and Railways seem to hand in hand.

J Bar said...

Crumbling history.

Joan Elizabeth said...

There is an enduring romance in railway stations. I love photographing them. The one at Kandos has recently opened as a cafe ,,, I reckon that is a great use for them ... continues the story in some way.

Joe said...

While the boats moved in your last series Julie I think this rail car is going nowhere. Good choice on the sepia.

Julie said...

Yes, for the old double-brick ones, I agree. I like that concept. Just like I like the buffet car on the XPT, especially if they have a hot pastie and a small bottle of cabernet, and I have a window seat with no one beside me.

Julie said...

Not sure about the cement rail cars, Joe. There were quite a few there, but I am not sure they are all that useful on the eastern side of the Great Divide. I thought all the cement was on the western side.

brattcat said...

so are we all in the process of "settling down to our stumps." i love your language, julie.