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Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Darlington Development Decision (3)
At a first glance at an old station plan, Darlington (Bank Top) retains many of its original features. Above are the two south facing bays with the through platforms 1 and 4 on each side of the station "island". Entry is from the clock tower building on Victoria Street then via a subway to the main customer facilities.
... the upper classes and nobility would be driven by their servants in the estate carriage.
Although the non-stop tracks still appear, at least vestigially, on aerial views courtesy of Google Earth ...
There is a more recent footbridge from this car park area into the north end of the station ...Whether any of the tracks within the trainshed is still available for overtaking is beyond the wit of fbb to discover. The northbound loop now ends in a buffer stop ...
Leaving aside a few minor technicalities (?) we have brought the station and its bits and bobs up to date. We are poised in anticipatory excitement to see what upgrade plans are promised by Notwork Rail.
The Battle Of The Bulge
Bodge 1 : Take one rusty old hacksaw and cut a couple of slots in the canopy frame.
Bodge 2 : Milliput and sandpaper, plus a generous coat of paint will all contribute to the process of hiding the somewhat crude surgery!
Bodge 3 : Once the extensions are added to cover the full width of Peterville Quarry platforms,. the remaining slight mis-alignment will hardly be noticed.
Uno Who Is Electrified
As a result, Londoners will flick in their drives to enjoy the sound of electric silence and breathe in the untainted atmosphere.
Next Darlington blog (plus?) : Thursday 22nd April