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Colchester Srtation 1 year 2 months ago #124

As some members may know, I've been collecting material for about 50 years for my Colchester 4mm model railway.

Although my model railway is c1955 , excludes the main station buildings and concentrates on the loco shed area, I have collected a lot of material and read a large number articles about the station.

One question which has never been resolved is where was the EUR station building? Other than it was the Ipswich side of the ECR station, somewhere in the area of the later loco shed and one article reads of horse drawn carriages carrying passengers between the ECR and EUR stations and "some distance to walk".

.As a "lockdown" project I've pulled together in one file much of the info collected over the years and these two pages illustrate the above. Comments welcome.

The file size of the entire document is about 10MB, too large to post here, so I've placed the complete file in the Society IO Group files section, under Colchester.

Paul Goldsmith (042) Sheringham

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Colchester Station 1 year 2 months ago #143

I was born in Colchester in 1953 and lived there until 1972. Then I travelled regularly from North station to Liverpool Street and back until 1976.
I have collected some drawings of the station area and so on. I'm happy to lend them if of interest.
A question I was asked recently was whether there had ever been an excavated area on the Ipswich side of the road bridge at the station behind the workshop/stores that once stood on the Mile End side of the line. As far as I know there was not. Do you know different, Paul? Does anyone else?

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Colchester Station 1 year 2 months ago #146

Hi Bill

If you have a look on io Groups I've loaded a few survey drawings. The file is too big to put on the Forum.

The railway stable block was hard up against the original down line. All changed c1960 when the current down platform was built, to the north of the original, and down side 1865 buildings were demolished to enable the island platform. At this time the pub, Station Garage and above ground water tank remained.

The rail bridge was later rebuilt, Station Garage, pub and water tank were all swept away to create the current major road junction/roundabout.

Hope that helps Bill and certainly interested in any plans you may have.

All the best

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Colchester Srtation 11 months 1 week ago #442

I recently purchased a photograph of Colchester I have never seen before. It is of the platform view of the original ECR 1842 up side station building, which was demolished in 1896.

Note you can just make out the station signage on the wall "COLCHESTER JUNCTION" and on the second line PASSENGERS CHANGE.... Fifth line starts KIRBY CROSS............


The following photograph is the well known Pamlin Prints of the road side view, again taken pre 1896 not c1900.


This is the well known photograph of the replacement building of 1896 which is still extant.


The down station building since demolished

This an overview of the railway at Colchester


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