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Old Great Western Railway Turntable.

Great Western Railway Turntable Remains.

Remains of an old Great Western Railway Turntable.

Hidden treasure!

Heading north down the Wolverhampton locks, the route of the former GWR line out of the Low Level Station runs parallel for a while. A large area opens out which is now predominantly parkland. Today, there is little evidence that this area was heavily industrialised and was also covered in railway sidings serving these industries. However, hidden in a clearing behind some trees is this obvious remains of a railway turntable.

There is a distinct circular brick wall around what would have been the base, with a deeper brick circle in the centre, along with some channels that would no doubt have been for the mechanism. This is quite a way from the old station, so it is more likely that this would have been used to turn the locomotives for the freight trains that operated in this area.

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 25 May 2020
  • Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
  • Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm 1:4 L IS USM
  • Focal Length 16mm
  • F/6.3
  • 1/30 sec
  • ISO 100

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