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At the Snibston Museum in Coalville, Leicestershire is the fully preserved above ground buildings and pit head gear of the now closed Snibston Colliery which was of course served by the national railway, some of which still exists. These two old wagons are parked up in a siding to one side of the site and I guess they will stay there until they fall to pieces. 

From The Miscellaneous Folder

END OF THE LINE

At the Snibston Museum in Coalville, Leicestershire is the fully preserved above ground buildings and pit head gear of the now closed Snibston Colliery which was of course served by the national railway, some of which still exists. These two old wagons are parked up in a siding to one side of the site and I guess they will stay there until they fall to pieces. 

comments (16)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 22 Aug 2014, 00:34
Gorgeous decay...great find, Brian.
Brian Walbey: I guess it will stay there until it's a complete pile of nothing very much.
I can only mirror Rays comment, Brian. You might be pleased to know I have some American railway pic's next week...smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frank. I look forward to next week then, no doubt you do your train thing while Elizabeth's at work.
Oh this is very cool! Bet they don't make 'em like this anymore! smile
Brian Walbey: They certainly don't Elizabeth, but it is a bit sad to see them standing in a bad state like this.
This is a fantastic shot Brian... i love rust and old cracked wood...
i think that they are well on their way to falling to pieces....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Yes a real opportunity ofr a bundle of shots that I must admit I didn't take.
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 22 Aug 2014, 06:24
Lovely bit of grunge. Leicestershire at its best
Brian Walbey: More like Coalville at its best Richard smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Aug 2014, 06:33
Poor old things - they remind me of my bench
Brian Walbey: A bit sad to see them like this isn't it, I thought your bench would be in a good state of repair by now.
Someone is keeping these beauties around just for the photographers, Brian! smile
Brian Walbey: They certainly make a good subject Ginnie, I should have spent more time picking out the best bits just like Astrid would have done.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 Aug 2014, 07:12
Yes. like Chris I thought of Benchie, poor, old, dear thing!
Brian Walbey: I presume you have now seen the famous bench for yourself Philine.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 22 Aug 2014, 07:35
You knew what you were doing when you sought this one out, Brian
Brian Walbey: Except I should have spent more time photographing some of the details closer up.
Someone might restore them, unlike Tiff's bench
Brian Walbey: I think, like Tiff's bench, they are also a lost cause Bill.
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 22 Aug 2014, 09:00
No takers then Brian. I suppose all of the heritage lines want passenger wagons.
Brian Walbey: I don't really know how these got to where they are, I guess they were surplus to requirements for the nearby museum.
  • blackdog
  • This Sceptred Isle
  • 22 Aug 2014, 09:56
They look like they could use a touch of HDR too! Good title.
Brian Walbey: I think they need a bit more than that Mike.
POV is amazingly good
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal, I should have gone in a bit more closer and taken some of the details as well.
They'll be providing photo-opportunities for years to come, Brian!
Brian Walbey: No doubt about that Tom, I didn't spend enough time on this when I was there, next time perhaps.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Aug 2014, 21:27
I don't think these will be seeing service again, I'm afraid. I wonder if the nearer wagon was an auction lot having a number on it? It won't be too long before the venation takes back what was once their's.
Brian Walbey: I guess they will just stay there and slowly rot. The nearer wagon looks to be quite an interesting one, a low loader of some sort.
wonderfully presented. i like the exposure and the composition.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ayush.

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