Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Researching Nowa Nowa

Thanks to Peter Vincent, Darren French, Harry Grosvenor,Tony Lamplough and the Train Hobby  books "Country Railway Stations" series we were able to put together a reasonably complete picture of Nowa Nowa.

Initially the picture sources covered each end of the station, such as this from Peter Vincent:

Other photos tended to be taken from similar locations, leaving the left side to the back of the goods shed un photographed.

What you can tell though is the two water tanks, the two gangers sheds, a small vans shed next to the closest water tank, and of course the goods shed. We already knew that the passenger station was long gone.

Thanks to Darren French we received a collection of plans that covered various phases of the station layout. Interestingly these often didn't match up well to the photographic evidence, as some were "plans" not what was built. The best of these is below... which gave us a great picture of the layout of the yard, however doubt remained in regards to the sidings behind the goods shed, as we had no photographic evidence to back it up...

At this point we began construction (to be covered in another post) then Tony Lamplough provided some more pictures which confirmed the sidings at the back, then this one...

The Red arrow shows where the old station went to! The green arrow points to a second loading point. We knew of one near where the photo was taken from, and we had two marked on the plan, but until this picture we couldn't confirm it, a single photo that was pure gold!

At this point our primary research was complete, and construction was underway...

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