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Ross-on-Wye

Old Pictures of the Railway

The Station

Ross Station in 1967
Ross Station in 1967 just prior to demolition
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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These photographs show Ross-on-Wye Station in 1967 just prior to its demolishion to make way for the Ashburton Industrail Estate that now sits in its place.


Station Entrance
Ross Station entrance
Ross Station entrance
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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Station entrance
Station entrance
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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In the two photos above, bars can be seen on the ground to the right of the main entrance. These marked the access point to the beer cellar for the Station bar. The bar was to the right of the main entrance, which was also the ticket office. To the left were offices.

Ross Station and goods shed
Ross Station and goods shed
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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Eastern end of the Station Canopy
Eastern end of the Station canopy
Eastern end of the Station canopy
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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This shot shows the canopy over the centre platform. Behind that, on the other side of the north tracks, can be seen the water column that was fed off the water tower that is on the right just of of shot.


The lines towards Grange Court and Monmouth

These two shots below were the view east out of the station off the platforms showing the lines that went east to Grange Court and also south to Monmouth. In the right hand shot an example of one of the gas lamps and lower quadrant signals can be seen. In the right hand shot, the signal box can also be clearly seen.

The lines from Ross to Grange Court and Monmouth
The lines from Ross to Grange Court and Monmouth
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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The line from Ross towards Grange Court
The line from Ross towards Grange Court
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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The South Signal Box

Ross South Signal Box
Ross South Signal box
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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Ross South Box
Ross South box
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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The Water Tank

The water tank was the main supply for supplying water to the engines whilst they were in the station. An underground pipe led from the tank to the water column that was beside the track.

Ross Water Tank
The Ross Water Tank
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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Ross Water Tank arm
The Ross Water Column
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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North Platform
Ross north platform
Ross north platform
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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The north platform
The north platform
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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South Platform
Ross south platform
Ross south platform
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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The south platform
The south platform
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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Station Canopy
Ross Station north platform canopy
Ross Station north platform canopy
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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These three shots show the amazing canopy that the station had with the detailed castings that form the pillars and roof support brackets.


Ross Station south platform canopy
Ross Station south platform canopy
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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Station south platform canopy
Station south platform canopy
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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The Conical Water Tank

The Water Tank on Ross Station, which was a platform tank on the Hereford end of the down road, was a prototype conical tank design. It had a relatively primitive but effective heater to stop the water freezing during the winter. It also utilised a pivot on the swiveling feed pipe to prevent damage to the joint between the fixed and moving sections.


Ross Conical Water Tank
The Ross Conical Water Tank1
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Ross Conical Water Tank design
The Ross Conical Water Tank design1
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Ross Conical Tank
The Ross Conical Tank
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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Western end of the Station and Platform
Western end of the Station
Western end of the Station
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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Western end of the platform
Western end of the platform
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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The lines towards Hereford
The line from Ross to Hereford
The line from Ross to Hereford
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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1 Model Railway Constructor Magazine - November 1963
2 Great Central Railway Locomotives - 4141


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