Scary-Looking abandoned station pictures

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  1. 317663

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    I was just looking through the eerie section of Wikipedia, going through the disused railways. And I came across one of them that freaked me out.
    Evercreech Junction
    Closed in 1966, picture on Wikipedia of 1972
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    Post a picture of an abandoned station that looks really 'freaky' or 'eerie' if that's what you'd call them. and maybe the station name or the railway line name.
     
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  3. cactustwirly

    cactustwirly Established Member

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    Here's mine...

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    The tube train just makes it look so eerie.
     
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    Manchester Mayfield is quite spooky...

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    Even more 'creepy' than abandoned stations though, are stations that are still open but just LOOK abandoned! Included in this would be Llandudno and of course Wakey-Kakey:
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  5. krus_aragon

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    Llandudno's looking much better now, after a thorough refurbishment. Here's what the concourse looked like in March, toward the end of the work:

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    Source: NWrail Notice Board, 24 March
     
  6. AndyNLondon

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    This photo from Wikipedia of the disused Crouch End station has something freaky about it:
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    (I am, of course, referring to the freak weather conditions that caused the muddy quagmire between the platforms to actually dry out for once! :D)

    And, sightly further along the same line, I might offer this approach to a disused (part of a) station:
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  7. Class 92

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    What station is that?
     
  8. tripleseis

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    Aldwych. :)
     
  9. HSTlover198

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    why would they just leave a train there?
     
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    It's used for training and filming purposes.
     
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    Wakefield Kirkgate does look a load better now than it once did
    The surrounding area is as grim as ever though

    Not scary, but Thornton Cleveleys on the old Fleetwood branch is odd as it is in a better condition than many open stations!
     
  12. HSTlover198

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    Thanks Peter
     
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    Don't have a photo, but can I suggest Hellifield.

    Not abandoned but much of it looked like it was last time I was there.
     
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    Hellifield = mucho restored.
     
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    It's also used for other things but if I told you I would have to kill you!;) If you think that's eerie. The disused parts of of Euston, Brompton Rd and Angel are pretty strange.
     
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    Tumby Woodside in Lincolnshire.
     
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    As closures go, this station closed later than many and remained open until 1970. It was on the line of the iconically named Kirkstead and Little Steeping Railway.
     
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    manors in Newcastle used to look scary, has it been done up/demolished?
     
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    I take it you are referring to the Top Secret terrorist attack mock scenarios.

    The SAS used to carry out these on a serviceable 1973 stock tube train at Heathrow. I remember the train returning to Northfields with several cars with most windows smashed and most of the interior destroyed.

    It happened several times during my period there and took about a week to get back into service.
     
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    I must be very strange (or cynical) - to me, these photos convey sadness at the closure of a line or station, and an atmospheric quality, but I don't find them "scary".:oops:
     
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    With the odd notable exception I don't find railways at all creepy. I feel very at home on them - even closed ones just give me a feeling of peace being there. It's an added element that makes my job (I'm a guard) very beneficial.

    There's something beautiful about the iron road, even when the trains have long since left it.
     
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    .....and is one of the stations remembered by Flanders and Swann.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6OHD2uCpfU
     
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    The old Filton triangular station always seems a little spooky.
     
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    Mine are all of the old Charing Cross station on the Jubilee Line.

    One of the weird things about this station is how relatively new it looks. It's spacious, and white and mostly clean, and yet it has been abandoned underground and there are out-of-place stalagmites starting to grow on the abandoned platforms.

    The escalators are old, though. They were going to be in 1998 but when they decided to miss out Charing Cross for the extension, they were allowed to keep the escalators there until the station closed.
     

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  25. cjmillsnun

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    The Jubilee Line Charing Cross station isn't old. It opened in 1979, and was only 20 years old when it closed. It's also still in use as stabling.
     
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    Dont have any pictures due to security but when I use to work at Rolls-Royce in Derby once took the opportunity to seek out Sinfin North which was a rather eerie site. It was 10 years ago since I was there so would be intrigued to know what kind of a state it is in now.
     
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    When I said 'old' I didn't mean it literally.

    Mind you, that's still pretty old. Not compared with other station, but 20 years is a long time.

    But seeing as it's been closed for nearly 15 years I think it's odd considering it's so well preserved. It's in better condition than some presently-open National Rail stations.
     
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