Online Resources for Industrial Relics

We start are looking to these sites at forgotten relics code UK. And the website is called forgotten relics of an enterprising age which is a great name for a website. And it’s very eclectic site. It’s mainly concerned with railways but there is some other stuff in here too. And as we can see, there are a number of sections bridges and viaducts, tunnels and cuttings, stations and junctions, routes and sections, and bits and pieces. So we’ll have a quick look at all of those. There’s also supposed to be a map here a featured structures, but I’m working in Windows 10. I’ve tried every browser that’s possible for Windows 10. And I’m afraid I can’t get the what the map to display. Perhaps if you’re working in an earlier version of Windows or inline x or Apple, then it may display but it just simply won’t show. But that doesn’t matter. We can still scroll through what’s available on the site. So if we go into bridges and tunnels But just invited access should say, we can see there’s a whole list of information on things that are available and so on for tunnels and cuttings. There are also many relics of the old railways that we can look at and get some information on stations and junctions and so on. There’s probably 150 sites here all together on this website. Most of them are England. There’s not a great deal of information about Scottish sites, and nothing about Springburn, which is what we were looking at and maps. But just to give you one example, I’m going to go to the Great Western road tunnel which is in Glasgow I’ve already pre loaded this page because it takes a little while to load. And you can see the typical information that you get, we get a gallery of images, which we’ll look at in a moment. And we get some information about the relic that we’re looking at. So in this case, the railway was created in 1889. I think it was completed in and it tells us about the construction. It tells us about the life of the line that went through this tunnel into the center of Glasgow. And there’s a gallery of images here as well. So for this particular tunnel, the Great Western road and Botanic Gardens tunnels, there are nine images that we can click on and get some further information on, which is interesting. So whatever you’re looking at, you might find if you’re lucky, some information on this website, nice website, but as I say, perhaps fairly limited in its scope. It’s You’re lucky or you’re not lucky in terms of whether the area that you’re looking at has a relic featured on this website. The next website that we look at is disused stations. This used dash stations.org.uk and this is a fairly basic website. It’s essentially a list with some information on each station. We have closed passenger stations, close good stations and some other information there. And clicking on closed passenger stations for example, we have an alphabetical list and the name of the station obviously will come in its relative place on the alphabet. Again the coverage here is mainly for England there’s very little about Scotland on this website for example. So for for our image here, I’m going to look at a station called hive station. I used to live in hive and Kent when I was a teenager, very nice little seaside town. And long ago it had a little branch line. So here we go click on hive Kent. And it brings up information about the little branch line. A little branch line ran from sandling Junction through a tunnel, which I walked through when I was a young teenager, and then down into the town of hive, which is on the coast, and then further along to sand gate. So it’s called the hive and sand gate, railway. And there was clearly a tramway extending beyond that as well, the main line goes through to folkston. And over and this was a little branch line off. And there’s an image of that a bit further down the page. There we go. So that’s the main line from London, through to folks and then through to Dover. And here’s the branch line sandling Junction hive sand gate. That line was never particularly successful. And I’m not entirely clear why you would have a short branch line to what is mainly a kind of holiday type town. That kind of been much commercial interest in this branch line, but it was completed in the 1860s There’s a big long history here. So just use stations is very good if you’re looking at lines in England. And if you’re trying to get further information about the stations that used to be along that line, so we’ll just go and look at one other example picked at random. Let’s go for the letter F. Never heard of most of these places. Let’s go for ferryhill. And there we go more information. A good a good amount of detail. So you’ll get good information if the station and the line that you’re looking for is on this site. Oh, in fact, there’s a great image of the branch lines around Sunderland there as well. So a good site, fairly basic site, but very useful if one of the stations that you’re looking for is is on it. Right. That’s those two websites like that. completes our survey of resources available online about all driveways. Thank you for listening.