Thursday, May 27, 2010

Perth Station: Redundant Things

Once part of a building, now just a home for aspiring vegetation.

It's best running days are probably behind it...

No longer required

This was once the supporting wall for an enormous station roof. From the 1880s to the 1960s, Perth was one of Britain's most important rail-centres, with lines radiating out all over Scotland. Most of its operations took place under a vast 'overall roof', which rested on these great stone walls. When the rail services and the roof that covered them, were decimated in the 1960s, some of the walls were left standing, like monuments to what had come before.

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