Trawscoed station, 2006

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Trawscoed station, 2006 Mark A 5/26/10 1:00 PM
Very broken in 2006, and probably long gone by now, HM the Q once
overnighted here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/25876334@N00/sets/72157624142336494

Re: Trawscoed station, 2006 Andrew Robert Breen 5/26/10 1:59 PM
In article <htjufm$8qa$1...@news.eternal-september.org>,

Mark A  <not-...@not-at-home.co.uk> wrote:
>Very broken in 2006, and probably
>long gone by now, HM the Q once
>overnighted here:

Fell down in the winter of 2005, I
think. I have some pictures from a
year or sxo before around the place
- it was a finely preserved example
of one of the M&M's tin stations
before that. I always reckoned it
deserved a place at St Fagins.

Will take alook to se what thde
current situation with it is, if
folkare interested.

--
Andy Breen ~         Not speaking on behalf of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth
                
                Silliness is the last refuge of the doomed:  P. Opus

Re: Trawscoed station, 2006 Mark A 5/27/10 9:49 AM
On 26/05/2010 21:59, Andrew Robert Breen wrote:

> Will take a look to se what thde


> current situation with it is, if
> folk are interested.
>

If you could, please. Even in 2006 it could have been rescued by being
'Unbent' - and the damage it had sustained would have eased the task of
carting it off to St Fagans.

It was strange to see the GWR-painted pannelled interior door, strange
that such a basic building could have slept so long, a shame the ticket
office window had been knocked to bits.

Re: Trawscoed station, 2006 Andrew Robert Breen 5/27/10 11:00 AM
In article <htm7m5$v9g$1...@news.eternal-september.org>,

Mark A  <not-...@not-at-home.co.uk> wrote:
>On 26/05/2010 21:59, Andrew Robert Breen wrote:
>
>> Will take a look to se what thde
>> current situation with it is, if
>> folk are interested.
>>
>
>If you could, please. Even in 2006 it could have been rescued by being
>'Unbent' - and the damage it had sustained would have eased the task of
>carting it off to St Fagans.

The frame was pretty much gone, which was why (I suspect) the whole lot
came down as it did.

>It was strange to see the GWR-painted pannelled interior door, strange
>that such a basic building could have slept so long, a shame the ticket
>office window had been knocked to bits.

It was in use for years as an office for the coal merchant, who'd taken it
over after the M&M line was washed out - still was in '04, I think..
May even have been up until it collapsed.

--
Andy Breen ~         Not speaking on behalf of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth
                Feng Shui: an ancient oriental art for extracting
                 money from the gullible (Martin Sinclair)

Re: Trawscoed station, 2006 Andrew Robert Breen 6/4/10 6:45 AM
In article <htm7m5$v9g$1...@news.eternal-september.org>,
Mark A  <not-...@not-at-home.co.uk> wrote:
>On 26/05/2010 21:59, Andrew Robert Breen wrote:
>
>> Will take a look to se what thde
>> current situation with it is, if
>> folk are interested.
>>
>
>If you could, please. Even in 2006 it could have been rescued by being
>'Unbent' - and the damage it had sustained would have eased the task of
>carting it off to St Fagans.

The site has been more-or-less cleared now (yesterday). Pictures
at:

http://users.aber.ac.uk/azb/images/trawscoed/

Going by the nails in some of the woordwor remaining on site (square,
apparently hand-hammered iron - much more akin to the locally-mode nails
in parts of my 1810-20s house than 20th century stuff) it looks like quite
a lot of the building may still have been original material - no wonder it
fell down in the end (those buildings were only really supposed to last
10-odd years - until the railway was solvent![1]).

[1] thus explaining why they were never replaced or fixed..

--
Andy Breen ~         Not speaking on behalf of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth
                Feng Shui: an ancient oriental art for extracting
                 money from the gullible (Martin Sinclair)