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Sidmouth Junction

A view looking down through the station from the end of the up platform. The line on the right was a short siding.

photograph by Chris Knowles-Thomas

Sidmouth Junction
 
Sidmouth Junction Now looking down through the station from the down platform with the Sidmouth branch bay platform on the left.

photograph by Chris Knowles-Thomas

 
The goods shed, situated the other side of the bay platform road.

photograph by Chris Knowles-Thomas

Sidmouth Junction
 
Sidmouth Junction Looking up the line from the down platform starting signals can be seen on both the up and down lines, allowing access to the branch from the down platform road. The main goods yard is on the right with just a single siding on the up side of the station. The Sidmouth branch turned off to the right shortly before the overbridge, and the turntable was in the vee between the branch and a siding alongside the main line.

photograph by Chris Knowles-Thomas

 
The main Signalbox, situated on the up side a short way out of the station.

photograph by Chris Knowles-Thomas

Sidmouth Junction
 
Sidmouth Junction The goods shed with in front of it, the station running-in board proclaiming this was the place to change for Ottery St Maty, Tipton St Johns, Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton etc. (unless you were fortunate enough to be in a through coach for the branch).
The porter seems happy carrying nags, and seeing passengers across the crossing and thereby saving them from having to walk to the far end of the station to the footbridge.

photograph by Chris Knowles-Thomas

 
A diesel multiple unit sitting in the bay platform. These took over from steam in November 1963.

photograph by Chris Knowles-Thomas

Sidmouth Junction
 
Sidmouth Junction Further signs of the modernising railway with D6348 on a train in the goods yard.

photograph by Chris Knowles-Thomas

 
A shed! There was more than one shed at Sidmouth Junction and it is not immediately clear what was the purpose of this one. Does anybody know?

photograph by Chris Knowles-Thomas

Sidmouth Junction

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