January 28th, 2004

Powerglide Rear Pump

Sheffield Victoria Station

I spent yesterday exploring the site of the long since demolished Sheffield Victoria Station yesterday, as well as a wander around the industrial heartland alongside the River Don

The station itself was originally the largest station in Sheffield, and served the Manchester to Sheffield route which also went on to the east coast. However the line was shut when a more cost effective Manchester line was opened, and now the only traffic on the line is steel moving between a foundry and a rolling mill, and a very occasional special service for railway enthusiasts. In recent years there have been discussions on reopening the line but as yet nothing has come of it.

I am not sure of the history of this building but it has stood there for a while and looks very striking

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More photos from the day: http://jez.fotopic.net/show_collection.php?id=106683

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This in Kazan, Russia, the photo is taken in November - and the building probably doesn't exist anymore: old ruined houses like this one will be destroyed this or next year, according to a huge city renovation campain.